Two Songs using texts by W B Yeats : for unison choir and piano
by Genevieve Memory (1996)
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Performance by Tricia Elgar, Greg Mayer from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.
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Two Songs using texts by W B Yeats : for unison choir and piano / Genevieve Memory ; words by W.B. Yeats.
Library shelf no. 782.5542/MEM 2 [Available for loan]
This work is neo-romantic in style, with a focus on beautiful melodic line. The first song, 'Wishing for the Cloths of Heaven', has been performed at weddings, concerts and eisteddfods around Australia, and requires good diaphragmatic support to successfully carry its sustained melodic lines. The piano accompaniment features ornamentation. Its partner song, 'Where My Books Go', offers the choir or solo vocalist an opportunity to improvise in the concluding section of the work.
Instrumentation: Unison choir, piano.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Sustained melodic lines, wide vocal range, opportunity for improvisation
Contents note: I. Wishing for the Cloths of Heaven -- II. Where My Books Go.
Dedication note: 'Wishing for the Cloths of Heaven' is dedicated to the composer's partner.
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