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Five songs : voice with piano

by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1944)

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Performance by Gerald English, Roland Peelman from the CD songs

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The songs / Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Library shelf no. CD 609 [Available for loan]

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Five songs / music by P. Glanville-Hicks ; text by A.E. Housman.

Library shelf no. 782.42/GLA 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1944

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: 1. Mimic heaven -- 2. He would not stay -- 3. Stars -- 4. Unlucky love -- 5. Homespun collars.

Text for 'Mimic heaven' and 'He would not say' from My Brother. Text for 'Stars' and 'Unlucky love' and 'Homespun collars' from Collected poems.

Performances of this work

7 May 2017: at A Heritage of Australian Art Song (Terrigal Anglican Church). Featuring Cathy Aggett, Louise Scott.

1 Aug 2015: at Rare Sounds 2 (St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond). Featuring Douglas Kelly, Lachlan Dorse.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 15 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.
The main difficulty these songs present are their setting at a relatively high tessitura, with relatively long phrases in some instances and certain words at high pitches also proving possible challenges, or one of their possible attractions, depending on a singer’s range or tessitura. The ranges of the songs sit within that of a mezzo soprano, though the original manuscript is for unspecified voice.
Cathy Aggett