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of dust : for SATB choir

by Chris Williams (2010)

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of dust


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of dust : for SATB choir / Chris Williams ; [text by] August Strindberg.

Library shelf no. 782.55542/WIL 5 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2010

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.

Performances of this work

4 Mar 2016: at END // BEGINNING (St Canice Parish Church Elizabeth Bay). Featuring Sydney Antiphony.

3 Jul 10: St James, King Street, Sydney. Featuring The Australian Voices, Gordon Hamilton.

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