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giving voice : for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (or piano)

by Elliott Gyger (2012)

giving voice


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giving voice : for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (or piano) / Elliott Gyger.

Library shelf no. 783.6754/GYG 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

A song cycle to texts by Australian female poets, dealing with early childhood and parenthood, written for Jenny Duck-Chong and Halcyon. Words by Alison Croggon, Elizabeth Riddell, A. Frances Johnson, Sophia Gyger, Morgan Yasbincek, Gine Mercer and Judith Beveridge.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, alto flute/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais, guitar, viola, cello.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I: Dawn -- II: News of a Baby -- III: Fontanelle -- IV: Unfractured light -- V: Word list -- VI: the stars -- VII: Hurdy Gurdy -- VIII: Girl Swinging.

First performance: by Halcyon, Matthew Wood at Giving Voice (St Bede's Anglican Church, Drummoyne) on 12 Jul 2014

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2013 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Winner Elliott Gyger


Resonate article: 2013 Lowin Prize winners: Elliott Gyger and Nigel Westlake by Australian Music Centre


Performances of this work

15 Nov 2017: at A Child of Earth and Heaven (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Halcyon, Inventi Ensemble.

12 Jul 2014: at Giving Voice (St Bede's Anglican Church, Drummoyne). Featuring Halcyon, Matthew Wood.

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