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Five Songs of Love and the Land

for soprano (or mezzo), clarinet and SATB choir

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  19m

Year:  1991
Duration:  19m

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Dorothy Buchanan: Five Song...

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Sample: page 1 of each poem - each section

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by: Richard Foreman with assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand)

Contents note

Five contrasting songs: You may borrow this land; If you go away; It will call you; Was it the call of the bird?; If you should answer

Text note

Text: Composer

Performance history

27 Mar 1992: Performed by Judy Bellingham (sop.), Richard Foreman (cl.), Jubilate Singers, cond. John Pattinson.