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Three birds : soprano with ensemble

by Ian Munro (2016)

Work Overview

Song cycle written for Sara Macliver to words by Emily Dickinson, Basho and Judith Wright.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Soprano, clarinet in B flat, flute, piano. Optional audio sample at beginning of 'Currawong'.

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: A bird came down (words by Emily Dickinson) -- Basho's birds: homage to Wallace Stevens (words by Basho, freely adapted) -- Currawong (words by Judith Wright).

Commission note: Commissioned by Norma Hawkins for performance by Australia Ensemble.

First performance: by Australia Ensemble, Sara Macliver — 13 Aug 16. Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW, Sydney

Performances of this work

29 Mar 2018: at Four Winds : House Concert 2 (Private residence - Bermagui area). Featuring Emma Pearson, Ian Munro.

13 Aug 16: Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW, Sydney. Featuring Australia Ensemble, Sara Macliver.

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