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.
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Library shelf no. CD 1278 [Available for loan]
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Dreaming transportation : for soprano and piano, from the music theatre work 'Dreaming Transportation' / music by Andrée Greenwell ; words by Jordie Albiston.
Library shelf no. 783.66542/GRE 8 [Available for loan]
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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.
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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