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Innocence and Experience

for tenor and piano

Year:  1987   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  1987
Duration:  13m

Composer:   Geoffrey Hinds

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Sample Score

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This is the fourth in a series of song cycles written for Richard Phillips and had its performance in a private residence.

The 12 poems reflect personal childhood memories of the composer alternating with later second-hand impressions of events in the '80s including the Springbok tour, Queen Street riots, Rogernomics and Auckland's rampant redevelopment.

Contents note

  1. The Swing; 2. October; 3. Progress; 4. Inquest; 5. High Tide; 6. Market Force; 7. Mendel's Law; 8. Milkman; 9. Twilight of the Gods?; 10. Shop!; 11. The Day After; 12. Low Tide

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