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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.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

Library shelf no. CD 3141 [Available for loan]

Two Songs using texts by W B Yeats


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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1996

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.

First performance: by Clayfield College Canzona, Genevieve Memory — 1997. Brisbane

Performances of this work

1997: Brisbane. Featuring Clayfield College Canzona, Genevieve Memory.

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