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Blue Work


Words are my notes

a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  2008
Duration:  12m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Audio

Sample: 00:00 - 01:00

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-8

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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 commissioned by Christopher Marshall for inclusion in his chamber music series, Christopher’s Classics, in 2009. It was written for Catrin Johnsson, mezzo soprano, Serenity Thurlow, viola, and Rachel Fuller, piano. The four songs to words by the commissioner himself explore the nature of words and their use in human relationships.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Christopher Marshall, for the Christophers Classics series


Dedication note

Dedicated to Christopher Marshall


Contents note

  1. Shape and Colours
  2. Questions
  3. Thinking
  4. Things said

Text note

Poem by Christopher Marshall


Performance history