As water bears salt : choir
by Michael Whiticker (1989)
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From the CD laughter of mermaids
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As Water Bears Salt takes its name and text from the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. It is in 3 movements. It began life in 1981 as a shorter work for vocal soloists but was fully recomposed in 1989 for the Sydney University Chamber Choir.
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, baritone, SSAATB chamber choir, percussion.
Duration: 9 min.
Contents note: Why shepherd? -- As water bears salt -- Sweet nails.
Dedication note: Dedicated to the artistic vision of David Wansbrough.
Text taken freely from Federico Garcia Lorca's three plays Yerma, Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba.
Review: Lament for A The Song Company 21 March 1993
Source: Sydney Morning Herlad 24 March 1993
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