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Headaches caused by a bullet in the skull (duos: 2 sopranos with chamber ensemble)

by Steve Wood (1986)

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Performance by Catherine Riley, Amelia Koh, Cecelia Ryan, Jennie Ford, Elisabeth Kelvin, Sally Hillier, Iain Scotland from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 99.

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Work Overview

A setting of a newspaper clipping which begins; "A young French woman who persistently complained of headaches discovered that the pain was caused by a bullet in her skull". This piece later appeared in a very different arrangement for soprano and early music ensemble in a tryptich of similar settings entitled Clippings.

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar, percussion (including marimba).

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Some rhythmic challenges including occasionally overlapping metres.

First performance: by Catherine Riley, Amelia Koh, Cecelia Ryan, Jennie Ford, Elisabeth Kelvin, Sally Hillier, Iain Scotland — 22 Jun 86. Joseph Post Auditorium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Performances of this work

22 Jun 86: Joseph Post Auditorium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring Catherine Riley, Amelia Koh, Cecelia Ryan, Jennie Ford, Elisabeth Kelvin, Sally Hillier, Iain Scotland.

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