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A woman's song : 3 songs for soprano and string quartet

by Anne Cawrse (2005)

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Performance by Bethany Hill, Cameron Hill, Helen Ayres, Martin Alexander, Ewen Bramble from the CD Advice to a girl

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A Woman's Song : a song cycle for soprano and string quartet / Anne Cawrse.

Library shelf no. 783.66547/CAW 2 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Each poem is by a female writer, and was chosen due to the distinctly feminine perspectives of the world which they conveyed. These views, despite the eras they were penned, are also universal in place and time. Through close connection between text and music, 'A Woman's Song' seeks to explore some unique and personal aspects of being a woman- freedom from societal expectation and restriction, passion and love, spirituality, loss and understanding.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: Soprano, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. Chanson (text by Purnette du Guillet) -- 2. June (text by Amy Levy) -- 3. Stanzas (text by Emily Bronte).

Written for: Emma Horwood, Zephyr Quartet

First performance: by Emma Horwood, Zephyr Quartet — 7 Nov 05. Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide

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Performances of this work

11 Oct 2020: at Music at the Top House (Coriole Vineyard). Featuring Martin Alexander, Ewen Bramble, Bethany Hill, Helen Ayres, Cameron Hill.

10 Aug 2020: at The Firm 2020 Concert 1 (Elder Hall).

7 Nov 05: Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide. Featuring Zephyr Quartet, Emma Horwood.

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