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Three Darlinghurst Nights Songs : voice with piano

by John Nottle (2020)

Work Overview

The songs are from a book of poems by Kenneth Slessor, OBE, (1901-1971), entitled Darlighurst Nights. In 1927 Slessor, joined the Sydney-based, nationally distributed tabloid newspaper Smith's Weekly as a journalist. Soon after, his poetry began to appear in the paper as a weekly event. Later he collated these 47 poems into a book, titled Darlighurst Nights. The book was 1st published by Frank Johnson in 1933.

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Medium — standard vocal range

Contents note: I. Delicatessen -- II. Choker's Lane -- III. The Night Express.

Commission note: commissioned by Samantha Cobcroft and Vincent Parmenter

The composer ntoes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
The musical idiom is intended to evoke popular music of the time.


Performances of this work

2021: Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music, NSW

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