Sheet Music: Score
String Quartet no. 4 : The waking of the world / by Don Kay ; words by Gwen Harwood.
Also known as: Waking of the World
by Don Kay (1984)
This work is the composer's fourth String Quartet and it is designed to be performed by String Quartet alone. It is also, however a dramatic work with text by Gwen Harwood and in this setting is for Narrator (speaking), Children's Chorus (speaking and singing) and String Quartet. The text begins:
Once upon a time -
our human legends all begin
with 'once upon a time'.
How did the world arise
under a roof of light?
Who gave the gift of
being to earth and all its creatures?
Silence. Music is sleeping,
Waiting in every instrument
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (39p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — The children's vocal part is simple
Duration: 20 min.
Includes copy of optional text.
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