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If I Could : SATB choir

by Sally Greenaway (2020)

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Work Overview

If I Could is a delightful meeting of text and music exploring the timeless human condition of loss and regret. It is not an archaic or dreary exploration of the topic, but rather is hopeful and reassuring with sublime melodic contours, harmony that covers delightful clusters to broad sweeping progressions that fill the heart with joy and sorrow in equal measure, and a wonderful lyricism built upon memories of nostalgia, joy and regret.

The piece should be sung with as little vibrato as possible, to maximise the intonation in the harmony and the message of the lyric.

Work Details

Year: 2020

Instrumentation: SSAATB (optional divisi for T and B)

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — there are some difficult enharmonic progressions; low range for basses (2 bars).

Commission note: Commissioned by Oriana Chorale.. Commissioned by Oriana Chorale and Sarah Rice

First performance: by Oriana Chorale, Dan Walker — 16 May 21. Music Hall, Canberra Girls Grammar Senior School, 48 Melbourne Ave, Deakin, ACT

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Eric Whitacre, Daniel Brinsmead

Performances of this work

16 May 21: Music Hall, Canberra Girls Grammar Senior School, 48 Melbourne Ave, Deakin, ACT. Featuring Oriana Chorale, Dan Walker.

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