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Songs for Imberombera : for voices, percussion and strings

by Michael Atherton (1997)

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Performance by Lee Giles, Adam Jeffrey, Gondwana Voices from the CD Voices of Gondwana

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Songs for Imberombera : for voices, percussion and strings / Michael Atherton.

Library shelf no. Q 782.754/ATH 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1997

Instrumentation: SSA (children's) choir, percussion (3 players), strings (violins I & II, violoncellos, double bass) (instrumentation varies between the 4 Songs).

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: The work is dedicated to the principle of reconciliation.

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Children's Choir for performance by Gondwana Voices with funds provided by Australia Council.

The textual ideas were developed in collaboration with Rosalind McGrath for songs One and Two, whereas Three is an adaptation of lines from 'The Opal', a poem written by William Porter-Young. The fourth song is a collage of mnemonic sounds ... and Indian pitch sounds.


Performances of this work

10 Jul 2010: at Festival of Voices - Festival Youth Concert (Hobart Town Hall). Featuring Gondwana Voices.

8 Jul 2010: at Festival of Voices - Opening Night Concert (St David's Cathedral, Hobart). Featuring Gondwana Voices.

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