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Ca' the Yowes : for mixed ensemble (sextet)

by Charles Bodman Rae (2004)

Ca' the Yowes


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Ca' the Yowes : for mixed ensemble (sextet) / Charles Bodman Rae.

Library shelf no. 785.4416/BOD 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This version of Ca' the Yowes, for instrumental sextet, is a textless arrangement of a version for baritone and piano of the well-known song by Robert Burns. The original song version was written for the composer's father, John Rae, in 1986. It takes the original, traditional melody and sets the verses to a pattern of upwards transpositions that gradually raise the vocal tessitura from a low register to a very high, ethereal register. The new version was composed especially for a concert, conducted by the composer, which combined the Folksongs by Luciano Berio with the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler.

Work Details

Year: 2004

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, harp, violin, viola, cello.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Charles Bodman Rae — 16 Apr 04. Elder Hall concert series, Adelaide

Performances of this work

16 Apr 04: Elder Hall concert series, Adelaide. Featuring Charles Bodman Rae.

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