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A Pinch of Time...

for baritone (or medium voice) and piano

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  18m

Year:  1991
Duration:  18m

Composer:   Maria Grenfell

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 of 'A Serious Literary Slip'

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-3 of 'Time and the Child'

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Sample Audio

Sample: 1. Time and the Child 1:57-2:57

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This cycle of five songs for baritone and piano was awarded the Philip Neill Prize by the University of Otago in 1991. It expresses five perspectives on the concept of time, some humorous and some more contemplative.

Difficulty note

suitable for baritone or mezzo-soprano

Contents note

I. Time and the Child
II. Striking a Pose
III. Caroline beside the Sundial
IV. A Serious Literary Slip
V. Time

Text note

  1. Time and the Child (Hone Tuwhare). 2. Striking a Pose (Kevin Ireland). 3. Caroline beside the Sundial (Kevin Ireland). 4. A Serious Literary Slip (Kevin Ireland). 5. Time (Allen Curnow).

Performance history

05 May 2010: Performed by Sarah Rooney (mezzo-soprano) and Julie Coulson (piano) at St Andrew's on The Terrace, in Wellington

Performed by Peter Russell, baritone and Margaret Nielsen, piano

Performed by Margaret Medlyn (mezzo) and Bruce Greenfield (piano)

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