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Suffrage Song : voice with accompaniment

by Miriama Young (2018)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

To celebrate 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand, the New Zealand School of Music commissioned composers to each write a work based on the Suffrage Songbook, a collection of poems and prose found in the University of Wellington's Library.
Given that this poem is clearly written with tongue firmly in cheek, it has been set as a satirical pop number. Perhaps this is what Pelorus Guardian's strophic text might have sounded like if pop music had been invented in 1893...

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Voice and Chordal Accompanying Instrument (Ukelele, Piano, Guitar, etc.).

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by the New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī to celebrate 125 years of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand

First performance: by Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly at Suffrage Songs Recomposed (Hannah Playhouse) on 14 Oct 2018

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
upbeat, satirical, light

Performances of this work

14 Oct 2018: at Suffrage Songs Recomposed (Hannah Playhouse). Featuring Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly.

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