A serious house : an anthem for girls choir & symphony orchestra
by Richard Charlton (2003)
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A serious house : for SSA girls choir & symphony orchestra / music by Richard Charlton ; text by Philip Larkin.
Library shelf no. CD 1242 [Available for loan]
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A serious house : an anthem for girls choir & symphony orchestra / music by Richard Charlton ; text by Philip Larkin.
Library shelf no. 782.654/CHA 1 [Available for loan]
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Instrumentation: SSA choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 alto saxophones (or 2 horns in F), 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Senior school to tertiary student.
Commission note: Commissioned by Rowena Danziger on the occasion of her retirement from Ascham School, Sydney, after 30 years as headmistress.
The words to A Serious House were chosen by Rowena Danziger and come from the last stanzas of Philip Larkin’s poem, 'Church Going' published in Collected Poems by Faber and Faber.
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