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Six songs : settings of poems by Judith Wright : voice with piano

by Margaret Sutherland

Also known as: 6 Australian songs

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Performance by Angela Giblin, Margaret Legge-Wilkinson from the CD Tall trees

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Six songs : settings of poems by Judith Wright / Margaret Sutherland.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/SUT 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — L.Mus.

Contents note: Midnight -- Winter kestrel -- The old prison -- Woman's song -- The twins -- Bullocky.

1 and 4-6 composed 1950 and 2-3 composed 1962.

Performances of this work

7 Mar 2021: at Adelaide Festival 2021 - Birds (UKARIA Cultural Centre). Featuring Jessica Aszodi.

11 May 12: Various venues in Canberra, ACT

21 Sep 2010: at The Judith Wright Project (Recital Hall East).

14 Mar 2010: at A celebration of Australian Women composers (St Mary's Kangaroo Point (Brisbane)). Featuring Elizabeth Green, Zoe Taylor.

7 Mar 2010: at A celebration of Australian Women composers (Chapter Hall, St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney)). Featuring Zoe Taylor, Elizabeth Green.

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My favourite Australian art song repertoire

Posted by Australian Music Centre on 15 July, 2013

The AMC asked leading practitioners to select their favourite Australian art song repertoire, to provide delegates to the 2013 International Conference of Vocal Teachers (Brisbane 2013) with an introduction to this rich and diverse landscape.
Australian women composers are the unsung heros of our past. At a time when noone around the world had any interest in or knowledge of the Australian music scene and most men in Australia could not care less, remarkable women achieved remarkable things. Just listen how good this song cycle is, neither conservative or revolutionary, but imaginative and revealing a profound understanding of Wright's wonderful words.
Roland Peelman

Very good settings of major Australian poet Judith Wright. An effectively contrasted set/cycle of moderate to advanced musical and technical challenge.
Rowena Cowley