Sheela-na-gig : for flute and piano
by Ruth Lee Martin (1999)
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Library shelf no. 788.32/MAR 1 [Available for loan]
This work was written for Michael Sitsky a flute player and the nephew of the composer Larry Sitsky. It is a work that explores female sexuality through the rather grotesque, but intriguing female character the Sheela-na-gig, a Celtic symbol of female fertitility going back to the worship of the mother godess. Sheela-na-gig displays her vulva in the symbolization of birth - the origins of life - and in so doing, represents the intersection of heaven and earth, spirit and matter.
Instrumentation: Flute, piano.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
First performance: by Michael Sitsky — ABC recording
Performances of this work
Unknown date: ABC recording. Featuring Michael Sitsky.
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