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Red letter days : Cycles 6-a

by Lawrence Whiffin (1988)

Red letter days


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Red letter days : cycles 6a / poetry of Max Richards ; music by Lawrence Whiffin.

Library shelf no. 783.8854/WHI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The poem of this title by Max Richards describes events and happenings in and around Melbourne, particularly those connected with La Trobe University. The poetic style is down to earth rather than romantic or philosophical but with a touch of the surreal. Rather than a simple illustration of the poem, the pervading musical atonality results in an expansion of the text and the surreal implications are brought to the fore.

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: Small ensemble consisting of solo baritone singer, flute/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais, trombone, vibraphone/percussion/marimba (1 or 2 players), piano/synthesizer or ondes martinot.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Simone De Haan for performance by Pipeline.

First performance: by Mardi McSullea, Jeff Dodd, Simone De Haan, Daryl Pratt, Allan Walker — Jun 88. North Melbourne Town Hall

Performances of this work

5 Dec 2009: at Arcko Symphonic Project (Richmond Uniting Church). Featuring Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Timothy Phillips.

Jun 88: North Melbourne Town Hall. Featuring Mardi McSullea, Jeff Dodd, Simone De Haan, Daryl Pratt, Allan Walker.

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