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Wild Daisies

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Year:  1994   ·  Duration:  8m

Year:  1994
Duration:  8m

Ross Harris
Composer

Composer:   Ross Harris

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Elizabeth Kerr talks to Ros...

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Performed by Jenny Wollerman (soprano) and Emma Sayers (piano), at Hunter Council Chamber at Victoria University of Wellington

Ross Harris; Wild Daisies; ...

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Sample Score

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Borrow/Hire:

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

About

This song cycle was written as a thank-you piece for Lesley Graham, who had sung lead roles in Harris' operas Waituhi (1984) and Tanz der Schwäne (1989). She suggested Bub Bridger's texts. As with Dreams Yellow Lions, the poems are couched in the vernacular, in this case with a disarmingly naïve, yet subtle character. The composer saw the challenge here in writing music that was both simple and rich in order to match the subtleties of the text.


Dedication note

Dedicated to Lesley Graham


Contents note

  1. Wild Daisies, 2. Gossip, 3. The Swans, 4. In the City, 5. Summer's Coming

Text note

Texts by Bub Bridger


Performance history

13 Oct 1994: Performed by Lesley Graham (soprano), Bruce Greenfield (piano); School of Music, Victoria University, Wellington

05 Sep 2000: Performed by Anna Pierard (mezzo-soprano) and Emma Sayers (piano)

01 Jun 2009: Performed by Jenny Wollerman (soprano) and Emma Sayers (piano), at Hunter Council Chamber at Victoria University of Wellington

30 Jun 2011: Performed by Jenavieve Moore (soprano) and Catherine Norton (piano) at St Lawrence Jewry as part of the 2011 City of London Festival, in London

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