The Wanderer : SATB choir with orchestra
by Dan Walker (2006)
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Library shelf no. CD 1577 [Available for loan]
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The Wanderer : version for NSW Arts Unit Combined Primary Schools Orchestra / music and words by Dan Walker ; Indigenous words from the Gadigal Language.
Library shelf no. 782.55542/WAL 4 [Not for loan]
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The Wanderer celebrates the joy of flight and adventure. The title refers to the Wandering Albatross, great traveller of the southern skies. The vocal lines in the first section are long and interrupted, reflecting the effortless soaring of these magnificent birds. The second section consists of a canonic melody which is then layered with ostinati in Indigenous Sydney language. The words, "Wumera, and Wara-wara" are words for flight and ocean. This piece has become very popular, sung all over the world, and would suit voices of all ages.
Instrumentation: SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), piano, strings.
Commission note: Arranged for the NSW Arts Unit Combined Primary Schools Orchestra
Lyrics by the composer. Indigenous words from Gadigal language.
Performances of this work
4 May 2014: at Choral@Montsalvat (Montsalvat).
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