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Cris de Coeur

for two female voices with piano

Year:  1990   ·  Duration:  12m

Year:  1990
Duration:  12m

Tony Ryan

Composer:   Tony Ryan


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A charming sequence of 6 songs for two voices and piano, each of the poems (by John Summers) is a personal observation of the human condition touched by humour and humanity and prompted by the intrusion of nature: birds, trees or cats. The music is ever playful with the two voices combining, dovetailing and interweaving like the two kittens of the third song, a small Cri de Coeur from which the cycle takes its title.

Dedication note

Written for and dedicated to Ursula Ryan and Jillian Bartram

Text note

Texts by John Summers