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A Song of Marigolds

for soprano and gamelan orchestra

Year:  1990   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1990
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Judith Exley


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The poem is a reflection of the transient nature of love and life. The gamelan, being an intergral part of a traditional which sees life as cyclic, maybe offers a balance. I have endeavoured to express this polarity by using traditional materials in non-traditional ways.

– Judith Exley

Text note

Text by Judith Exley

Performance history

Performed by Helen Bowater (soprano) and Victoria University Gamelan