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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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Commissioned note

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

Contents note

Five contrasting songs:
1. You may borrow this land
2. If you go away
3. It will call you
4. Was it the call of the bird?
5. 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.