Learning to howl : a song cycle for soprano, soprano saxophone/clarinet/bass clarinet, harp & percussion
by Andrew Ford (2001)
Performance by Margery Smith, Belinda Montgomery, Daryl Pratt, Marshall McGuire from the CD Learning to howl ; The unquiet grave ; Snatches of old lauds ; Boatsong
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Instrumentation: Soprano, soprano saxophone/clarinet/bass clarinet, harp, percussion.
Duration: 40 min.
Contents note: 1. When I was a child -- 2. My friends, my dearest friends -- 3. I'm Nobody! -- 4. I do not expect... -- 5. My heart is like a singing bird -- 6. If my lover came now -- 7. ...take up your harp -- 8. Up the sharp elbowing path -- 9. I grieve and dare not -- 10. Riches I hold in light esteem -- 11. Once I saw a small girl picking flowers -- 12. The Punch and Judy Man -- 13. Fireflies pass across jewelled windows -- 14. May you sleep -- 15. This old woman -- 16. But now, dear friends...
Dedication note: Dedicated to Jane Edwards
Texts from Lorrie Moore, Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, 'The Kanteletar', Ian Munro, Emily Brontë, Queen Elizabeth I, Ann Timoney Jenkin, Wang Wei, and Elizabeth Smart.
Awards & Prizes
|2004||Classical Music Awards - Best Composition by an Australian Composer||Winner||Andrew Ford|
|2004||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Winner||Andrew Ford|
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