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Hidden Thoughts I : Do I Matter? : for SSATBarB voices and mixed instrumental sextet

by Katy Abbott (2017)

Hidden Thoughts I


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Hidden Thoughts I : for SSATBarB voices and mixed instrumental sextet / Katy Abbott.

Library shelf no. 783.1654/ABB 1 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, flute/alto flute, clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello.

Duration: 60 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: i: introduction -- ii: teabag -- iii: runaway -- iv: eat whatever I want -- v: do I matter? -- vi: stop talking -- vii: ghostly -- viii: sweet sixteen -- ix: what would you like to be braver about? -- x: support her, protect her -- xi: cigarettes on the ground -- xiii: crazy dreams... silver thread -- xiv: beauty and ashes -- xv: my lover is a woman -- xvi: do I matter? (reprise).

Dedication note: Dedicated to The Song Company. To the women who contributed their hidden thoughts, Mum and Dad, Laila Engle and the memory of Irene Hendricks

Written for: The Song Company, Syzygy Ensemble

Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.. This work was partly composed in residency at Bundanon Trust NSW. The development of the work was also supported by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and UKARIA Cultural Centre.

First performance: by Syzygy Ensemble, Invenio at Hidden Thoughts I: Do I matter? (LIVE & ONLINE) (Athenaeum Theatre) on 8 Mar 2021

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2019 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Winner Katy Abbott


Resonate article: Return to Sender by Anni Heino

Resonate article: Nigel Westlake and Katy Abbott winners of the 2019 Paul Lowin Prizes by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: 2019 Paul Lowin Prizes - finalists announced by Australian Music Centre

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