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Upon the dark water : for vocal sextet or six-part choir SSATBB

by Stuart Greenbaum (1991)

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Performance by Roland Peelman, Penelope Sharpe, Jane Edwards, Jo Burton, Brett Weymark, Matthew Glasgow, Clive Birch from the CD green CD

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Work Overview

This set of three pieces was commissioned and premiered by The Song Company with assistance from the Music Board of The Australia Council. It is dedicated to Roland Peelman, conductor of the premiere and first recording. The piece has also enjoyed performances in the UK (Arcadian Singers) and the US (Cantori New York).

Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: SSATBarB choir or sextet of 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone and bass.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: 1. This public figure -- 2. Upon the dark water -- 3. A cicada in the blackbird's beak.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Roland Peelman

Commission note: Commissioned by The Song Company with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by The Song Company, Roland Peelman — 18 Jul 91. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Performances of this work

Unknown date: featuring The Song Company.

23 Jun 2024: at The Song Company 40th Anniversary (City Recital Hall). Featuring The Song Company, Roland Peelman.

18 Jul 91: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. Featuring The Song Company, Roland Peelman.

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