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Sheela-na-gig : for flute and piano

by Ruth Lee Martin (1999)



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Sheela-na-gig : for flute and piano / Ruth Lee Martin.

Library shelf no. 788.32/MAR 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1999

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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