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Come sleep : voice with piano

by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1931)

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Performance by Wendy Dixon, David Miller from the CD Songs from Australia

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Australian composers in song : vocal library.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/AUS 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1931

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 5


Come Sleep, by Peggy Glanville Hicks

Recorded LIVE 2008 - Australia House -LONDON Performing Australia Music Competition - Finals Vocal Section Prize Winner - Tait Memorial Trust Prize


Performances of this work

22 May 2019: at Recitals Australia's Lunch Hour Series (Pilgrim Church). Featuring Alexandra Mathew, Hugh Fullarton.

7 Sep 2018: at Festival Opening Concert (Tyalgum Hall). Featuring David Greco, Angela Turner.

30 Apr 2017: at A Singing of Stories (St Stephen's Uniting Church, Toowoomba (Qld)). Featuring Sharon Matheson, Elaine Coates.

9 Apr 2017: at A Singing of Stories (St Stephen's Uniting Church, Toowoomba (Qld)). Featuring Elaine Coates, Sharon Matheson.

21 Apr 2015: at Inventi Ensemble Tea & Classics 5 (Knox Community Arts Centre). Featuring Louisa Breen, Justine Anderson.

11 Sep 2011: at Birubi Concert: Spring Concert 2011 (St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney)). Featuring Ying Ho, Audrey Gabor.

11 Sep 11: St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney), NSW. Featuring Ying Ho, Audrey Gabor.

14 Mar 2010: at A celebration of Australian Women composers (St Mary's Kangaroo Point (Brisbane)). Featuring Zoe Taylor, Elizabeth Green.

7 Mar 2010: at A celebration of Australian Women composers (Chapter Hall, St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney)). Featuring Elizabeth Green, Zoe Taylor.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 22 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.
For me this is the finest of all the many settings of this most beautiful poem. The music captures the evocative words of the 17th century poet, John Fletcher, with a mixture of lyricism and passion. The word-setting is supple and expressive, and the harmonies are always interesting and occasionally unexpected.
Michael Halliwell 
A compact setting of the well-known Fletcher poem. Piano and voice weave effectively for flowing phrases. Medium voice
Adele Nisbet