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As I crossed a bridge of dreams : for unaccompanied chorus

by Anne Boyd (1975)

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Performance by Contemporary Singers, Antony Walker from the CD Sydney dreaming

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As I crossed a bridge of dreams : for unaccompanied chorus / Anne Boyd

Library shelf no. 782.5554/BOY 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1975

Instrumentation: SATB chorus (12 or more singers divided into three SATB groups).

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: For Michael Hall.

Commission note: Commissioned by the Radcliffe Trust for the John Aldiss Singers for the 1975 Radcliffe Music Award.

Based on 3 dreams in Lady Sarashina's (b.AD1008) 'As I crossed a bridge of dreams'.


Article: Across her bridge of dreams
by Matthew Westwood — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 18 July 2005, pp.18

Resonate article: The Flowers Were Open to Me: an interview with Anne Boyd by Liza Lim

Resonate article: Anne Boyd: Imagination is our most precious resource by Lachlan Skipworth

Resonate article: Composer & performer news December 2011 by Australian Music Centre

Book: Elements of gagaku in the music of Anne Boyd / by Deborah Gay Crisp.

Book: Anne Boyd : the composer and her music. / by Deborah Crisp.


As I crossed a Bridge of Dreams


Performances of this work

10 Aug 2019: at A Midwinter Night's Dream (St Thomas' Anglican Church, North Sydney). Featuring Coro Innominata.

1 Nov 2018: at A Concert for Armistice (Melba Hall). Featuring Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir, David Barnard.

5 Aug 2017: at Women of Note (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers.

10 May 2012: at Ars Nova Copenhagen (All Saints Church, Penarth). Featuring Ars Nova Copenhagen.

1 Jul 2011: at BBC Singers (St Giles Cripplegate). Featuring BBC Singers.

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