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Armidale seasons : a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, two recorders and string quartet

by Benjamin Thorn (2013)

Armidale seasons

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Work Overview

Armidale Seasons is a setting of a cycle of seven sonnets by Chris Cunningham that explore the six seasons in Armidale's weather (four is clearly inadequate), with an introductory prologue. The settings evoke the meaning of the text while occasionally also using birdsong and intertextual referfences.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, 2 treble recorders, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Prologue: Six Seasons? -- Hot Dry -- Torrid Wet -- Clear -- Cold -- Windy -- Stormy.

Commission note: Commissioned by Chris Cunningham.

First performance: by Ruth Strutt, Benjamin Thorn, Erin Thornton, Shah Biffen, Beth Kenrick, April Kelson, Sue Metcalfe — 27 Jul 14. Uniting Church, Armidale

May also be performed using a string ensemble.

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Performances of this work

27 Jul 14: Uniting Church, Armidale. Featuring Ruth Strutt, Benjamin Thorn, Erin Thornton, Shah Biffen, Beth Kenrick, April Kelson, Sue Metcalfe.

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