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

by Elliott Gyger (2012)

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Performance by Halcyon, Roland Peelman, Sally Walker, Alexandre Oguey, Ewan Foster, Geoffrey Gartner, Vladimir Gorbach from the CD From the hungry waiting country

From the hungry waiting country

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From the hungry waiting country / Halcyon performs Elliott Gyger.

Library shelf no. CD 2970 [Available for loan]

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

Analysis

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

Videos

Elliott Gyger on Giving Voice: Working with text - In conversation with...

In this series we talk with composers about their craft, their process, their influences, and of course their approach to vocal writing. Built on long working relationships, the conversations have an ease of familiarity but also provide useful insights into each composer’s work, their relationship with Halcyon and the pieces that they have written for the ensemble. Elliott Gyger is celebrating his 50th birthday in 2018. In association with the Australian Music Centre

Elliott Gyger on Giving Voice: Ensembles - In Conversation With...

In this series we talk with composers about their craft, their process, their influences, and of course their approach to vocal writing. Built on long working relationships, the conversations have an ease of familiarity but also provide useful insights into each composer’s work, their relationship with Halcyon and the pieces that they have written for the ensemble. Elliott Gyger is celebrating his 50th birthday in 2018. In association with the Australian Music Centre

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Performances of this work

9 Sep 2018: at art:music (Artsite Galleries). Featuring Halcyon.

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

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

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