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Aria for Edward John Eyre : soprano with ensemble

by David Lumsdaine (1972)

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Performance by Merlyn Quaife, Peter Gwynne, John Tong, David Stanhope, Seymour Group from the CD Aria for Edward John Eyre, by David Lumsdaine ; The Owl, by Nigel Butterley

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Aria for Edward John Eyre / David Lumsdaine.

Library shelf no. Q 783.6654/LUM 2 [Not for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1972

Instrumentation: Soprano, solo double bass, 2 narrators, 3 clarinets (doubling bass clarinets), trumpet, horn, trombone, percussion (2 players), harp, 2 mixers (and assistants).

Duration: 57 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Commission note: Commissioned by BBC.

First performance: by Jane Manning, Barry Guy, John Baddeley, John Rye, City of London Sinfonia, Elgar Howarth — 29 Jan 73. BBC Invitation Concert, Liverpool, UK.

Text is taken from Eyre, E.J. - Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-41 (London, 1843), condensed and treated by the composer.

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3 Jun 88: Sydney Opera House Recording Hall. Featuring Merlyn Quaife, Peter Gwynne, John Tong, David Stanhope, Seymour Group.

29 Jan 73: BBC Invitation Concert, Liverpool, UK.. Featuring Jane Manning, Elgar Howarth, Barry Guy, John Baddeley, John Rye, City of London Sinfonia.

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