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Flower songs : for 16 voices (SATB) and 2 percussionists

by Ross Edwards (1987)

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Performance by Roland Peelman, Jane Edwards, Jennifer Kaye, Jennifer Moss, Penelope Sharpe, David Barmby, Tobias Cole, Ian Oi, David Russell, Christopher Josey, Michael Keough, James Renwick, Brett Weymark, Peter Alexander, Clive Birch, Andrew Fysh, Matthew Glasgow, David Miller, Gerard Willems, David Hewitt, Philip South from the CD green CD

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Work Details

Year: 1987

Instrumentation: 16 voices (SATB), percussion (2 players).

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional/1st class amateur choir.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Nicholas Routley

Commission note: Commissioned by Nicholas Routley for performance by Sydney Chamber Choir with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Nicholas Routley, Peter Neville, Alistair Wallis, Sydney Chamber Choir — 27 Jun 87. Great Hall of Sydney University

Text consists of the scientific names (in Latin and ancient Greek) of a selection of central eastern Australian wild flowers.


Program note: Flower Songs Ross Edwards
Elliott Gyger
Source: The Song Company Music and the Environment 22 & 23 April 1993

Book: Book of analyses : Australian Music Workshop, MLC School, Sunday 7 March, 1999.

Performances of this work

25 Jun 2022: at Innocence & Experience (The Neilson, ACO). Featuring Joshua Hill, Jess Ciampa, Sam Allchurch, Sydney Chamber Choir.

21 Jan 2021: at Sydney Chamber Choir: Cycles (York Theatre, Seymour Centre). Featuring Sam Allchurch, Sydney Chamber Choir.

4 Aug 2018: at Dance | Chant : Celebrating Ross Edwards (City Recital Hall). Featuring Synergy Percussion, Sydney Chamber Choir.

28 Apr 2013: at Remember Me: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (City Recital Hall). Featuring Brett Weymark, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

27 Apr 2013: at Remember Me: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Brett Weymark, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

26 Apr 2013: at Remember Me: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (The Concourse, Chatswood). Featuring Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Brett Weymark.

27 Jun 87: Great Hall of Sydney University. Featuring Peter Neville, Sydney Chamber Choir, Alistair Wallis, Nicholas Routley.

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