of dust : for SATB choir
by Chris Williams (2010)
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From the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists
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The text for "of dust" comes from the poem "Indra" by August Strindberg. In Vedic mythology Indra is a powerful warrior god, who is lord of heaven, god of war and weather. The poem contrasts grand, and commanding images of Indra and the gods with the suffering of humanity; the fragility of those "sons of dust," "born of dust" who ultimately return "to dust." Images of the divine and eternal intermingle with the dust and din of mortality.
Instrumentation: SATB choir.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — This work could be attempted by an advanced secondary choir, but has some challenging pitch and rhythmic material in this context
Commission note: Commissioned by The Australian Voices.
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