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The Wanderer : for SAB choir and piano

by Dan Walker (2006)

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Performance by Sally Whitwell, Helena Rathbone, Aiko Goto, Nicole Forsyth, Daniel Yeadon, Maxine Bibeau from the CD Dreamings

This sample is of the Treble Choir with chamber ensemble version of this work

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Dreamings / Gondwana Voices ; Lyn Williams & Mark O'Leary, conductors.

Version: This product features the Treble Choir with chamber ensemble version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 1577 [Available for loan]



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The wanderer : for SABar choir, piano and optional strings / music and words by Dan Walker ; Indigenous words from the Gadigal Language.

Version: This product features the SAB choir with Orchestra version of this work

Library shelf no. 782.5542/WAL 19 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: SABar choir, piano.

Lyrics by the composer. Indigenous words from Gadigal language.

Performances of this work

8 Apr 2017: at Outback Odyssey - Jarman, Peterson, Walker (The Center (Washington, USA)). Featuring Masterwork Chorus.

4 May 2014: at Choral@Montsalvat (Montsalvat).

26 Apr 2013: at I Dream A World: Songs from Seven Continents (Wesley of Warragul). Featuring West Gippsland Chorale, Simon Loveless.

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