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Pets and other things : songs for young singers to poems by Val Chubb

by Benjamin Thorn (2017)

Pets and other things


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Pets and other things : songs for young singers to poems by Val Chubb / Benjamin Thorn.

Library shelf no. 783.7542/THO 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Fourteen light hearted songs for young singers to witty texts by Val Chubb about pets, other animals, and the whimsy of childhood. Twelve of the songs are for voice and piano and can be performed either as solos or as choral pieces. Two are four-part canons.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Voice, piano.

Duration: 42 min.

Difficulty: Medium — vocal parts are designed for young singers - piano part is mostly medium with a couple of harder pieces.

Contents note: Sixty-six -- Harvest -- Feeding the Birds -- Pet Ducks in Winter -- A Dog's Lament -- Chance Meeting -- Allegory -- Petronius -- Machine -- Ballad -- Monster -- Bin Boy -- Oliver Alone -- Night Incident.

Commission note: Commissioned by Val Chubb.

First performance: by Kylie Constantine, Kees Grenyer — 28 Jan 18. Armidale Uniting Church NSW

Performances of this work

28 Jan 18: Armidale Uniting Church NSW. Featuring Kylie Constantine, Kees Grenyer.

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