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The Mysterious Call of the Sea

for soprano and piano

Year:  2005   ·  Duration:  14m

Year:  2005
Duration:  14m

Hugh Dixon

Composer:   Hugh Dixon

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1,2,7-8,13,15-16,19

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This work was originally titled Sea Moods (1980) but has undergone many revisions to become The Mysterious Call of the Sea.

Dedication note

Dedicated to Wendy and David

Contents note

  1. Eternal Whisperings
  2. Sailor's Song
  3. A Sea Dirge
  4. The Image of Eternity
  5. The Prophet Speaks

Text note

Texts from: 1. Eternal Whisperings (Keats, 'On the Sea'); 2. Verses from an unnamed poem (Cunningham); 3. A Sea Dirge (Shakespeare); 4. The Image of Eternity (Byron, 'Childe Harold') and 5. The Prophet (Gibran, 'The Prophet')

Performance history

21 May 2005: Premiered by Wendy Dixon (soprano) and David Miller (piano) in Sydney, Australia