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were all the stars to disappear and die : SATB choir with piano

by Dan Walker (2012)

were all the stars to disappear and die


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were all the stars to disappear and die / music by Dan Walker ; words by W.H. Auden.

Library shelf no. 782.5542/WAL 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This processional features a four-part canonic melody that builds from a single line into four parts, all in different keys. This results in some interesting false relations and dissonance between parts, but resolves and dies away at the work's conclusion.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: SATB choir, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — long legato lines, poly-tonal canonic

Commission note: Commissioned by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus.

First performance: by Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Michelle Leonard at Eternity and Grace (Italian Forum Cultural Centre) on 23 Jun 2012

Text from The More Loving One, by W.H. Auden

Performances of this work

23 Jun 2012: at Eternity and Grace (Italian Forum Cultural Centre). Featuring Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Michelle Leonard.

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