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Six Blake songs : for mezzo-soprano and piano

by Nigel Butterley (1956)

Six Blake songs


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Six Blake songs : for baritone and piano / music by Nigel Butterley ; words by William Blake

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

Library shelf no. 783.88542/BUT 1 [Not for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1956

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano voice, piano.

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: To Tirzah -- To my mirtle -- The land of dreams -- The shepherd -- To the evening star -- Love and harmony combine.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 15 July, 2013

The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.

Well contrasted settings, well written for piano. Moderate musical and technical challenge.
Rowena Cowley
On a completely different scale, Butterley's early work, To the Evening Star from Six Blake Songs for voice and piano, is a beautiful serene night song which I would recommend including in more mainstream recitals. 
Jenny Duck-Chong