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Blue Work

The Sea Child

for alto (or mezzo soprano) and piano

Year:  1958   ·  Duration:  3m

Year:  1958
Duration:  3m

Composer:   Dorothy Freed

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2 "The Sea Child"

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Sample Audio

Sample: 0:02-1:02

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To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.


This song for female voice and piano to a text by Katherine mansfield won the Radio New Zealand/ APRA Prize in 1957 for a New Zealandlad.

Text note

Poem by Katherine Mansfield

Performance history

26 Aug 2008: Contemporary Visions 4

27 May 2009: 'Bang on a Can' fundraiser

04 Jul 2009: New New Zealand Music

Performed by Roger Wilson (baritone) and Gillian Bibby (piano)

Performed by Margaret Medlyn (mezzo soprano) and Gililan Bibby (piano)