Sheet Music: Score
This kind of life : a culinary correspondence / Elliott Gyger ; text from letters (1952-1954) between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.
by Elliott Gyger (2018)
A setting of correspondence between celebrated American chef Julia Child and her friend Avis DeVoto, dating from the 1950s. Initially, each singer is supported by two instruments: mezzo-soprano (Julia) by harp and cello, soprano (Avis) by clarinet and piano. As the work progresses, however, the ensembles blend and vocal lines overlap, reflecting a developing friendship.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (103p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 28 mins
I. Edge-proof -- II. In my dreams -- III. Mrs Child's Cooking School -- IV. Sea Air -- V. Intelligent American opinion -- VI. Wildly excited -- VII. A Great Gourmande -- VIII. National sport -- IX. ...or something -- X. What a mess -- XI. This kind of life -- XII. Absolutely delicious -- XIII. What to do -- XIV. The great encounter -- XV. Postlude.
Includes performance notes and copy of full text.
Text from letters (1952-1954) between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto.
This work is also available in the following products:
- Browse other works for Duos: Soprano, mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble
- Browse other works by Elliott Gyger
Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: 2019 Paul Lowin Prizes - finalists announced
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.
To post a comment please login