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Afterword : for vocal quartet

by Anne Cawrse (2020)



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Afterword : for vocal quartet / music by Anne Cawrse ; words by David Malouf.

Library shelf no. 783.145542/CAW 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Afterword is a setting of the luscious and intimate poem of the same name by renowned Australian poet and author David Malouf. Although composed for a vocal quartet, the work could also be performed by a SATB choir.

Afterword was commissioned by Katie Noonan for the Australian Vocal Ensemble (Katie Noonan, Fiona Campbell, Andrew Goodwin and Andrew O'Conner), with assistance from The Australia Council for the Arts. It was one of 11 settings by Australian composers of Malouf poetry commissioned by AVÉ, to feature in their inaugural national tour and debut album.

It appears on AVÉ's 2021-released EP Stars.

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Katie Noonan for performance by Australian Vocal Ensemble with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Australian Vocal Ensemble at Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVE) - launch concert (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane) on 10 Apr 2021

Performances of this work

10 Apr 2021: at Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVE) - launch concert (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane). Featuring Australian Vocal Ensemble.

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