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In Perfect, Perfect Pitch : the Libra song

by Margaret Brandman (2016)

In Perfect, Perfect Pitch


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In Perfect, Perfect Pitch : the Libra song / Margaret S. Brandman ; lyrics: Benita Rainer.

Library shelf no. 783.67542/BRA 10 [Available for loan]

In Perfect, Perfect Pitch


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In Perfect, Perfect Pitch : Libra song / music: Margaret Brandman ; lyrics: Benita Rainer.

Version: This product features the SATB Choir with piano version of this work

Library shelf no. 782.5542/BRA 5 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

In Perfect, Perfect Pitch (Libra song) is a contemporary art song set for Mezzo-Soprano voice or Baritone voice. It is the seventh song in Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' Song Cycle. The lyrics are by astrologer and poet Benita Rainer who has artfully distilled the individual characteristics of this star sign in her text.

Libra's scales are constantly attempting to restore harmony and good fellowship to humankind.

"For we must be attuned in Perfect, Perfect Pitch". This gentle, flowing song begins in A Major with and features Major 7th harmonies, but with a change of key in the final section, it concludes in G Major. The use of multiple changing time signatures helps to enhance the flow of the melody, which is frequently shared between the voice and piano. The song ends with a final flourish capturing the lyrics 'Until our scales align, in quintessential beauty'.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano or Baritone voice, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — multiple changing time signatures

First performance: by Martin Cooke, Margaret Brandman — 3 Sep 16. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium

Performances of this work

3 Sep 16: Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium. Featuring Martin Cooke, Margaret Brandman.

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