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Hairyworm Hobble (solo piccolo)

by Michael Sollis (2020)

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Work Overview

"Whooping-cough may be cured by tying a live hairyworm (caterpillar) into a small bag, which is hung around the neck of the patient, and as it decomposes, the cough will decrease" (1851)

Can you hear the Hairyworm?

The Hairyworm Hobble was written for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and my wife and collaborator Kiri Sollis.

— Michael Sollis

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: Piccolo.

Commission note: Commissioned by Canberra Symphony Orchestra.. Written as part of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's 2020 Australian Miniseries.


Hairyworm Hobble

Performances of this work

7 Aug 20: Online (streaming only). Featuring Kiri Sollis.

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