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Dreaming transportation : title song from the music theatre work

by Andrée Greenwell (2003)

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Performance by Deborah Conway, Justine Clarke, Miriam Allan, Christine Douglas, Amie McKenna, Hope Csutoros, James Nightingale, Jane Williams, Kim Poole, Mardi Chillingworth, Denise Papaluca, David Hewitt from the CD Dreaming transportation

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Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson / composer: Andrée Greenwell ; poet: Jordie Albiston.

Version: This product features the Music theatre version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 1278 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Inspired by Jordie Albiston's series of poems 'Botany Bay document', Dreaming Transportation is a dramatic song-cycle in a semi-documentary style that charts a feminine history from a contemporary perspective. This work is highly recommended as a music-drama work for upper secondary girls' schools and tertiary students.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Soprano, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — ideal for advanced HSC vocal and tertiary vocal student, young opera singers

The composer has noted the following styles, influences, etc. on this work:
Post-modern, chamber-pop, folk, rock, improvisation, neo-romantic, minimalist, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars.

Won Best Classical Song at the 2003 MusicOz Awards.

In this song a young woman sings her repeating dream/nightmare of turning back the transport ship to England.


Excerpts from "Dreaming Transportation"


Performances of this work

2004: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Deborah Conway, Miriam Allan, Justine Clarke, Christine Douglas, Amie McKenna, Hope Csutoros, James Nightingale, Jane Williams, Kim Poole, Denise Papaluca, Mardi Chillingworth, Jared Underwood, Andrée Greenwell.

Jan 03: Sydney Festival

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