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Children and Adults

for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1992
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie


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Children and Adults was conceived as a song cycle, commissioned by Rosemary Stott for the Klarion Trio in 1992. The different ways that children and adults view the world has been a recurring source of fascination for the composer (who has reared three children of his own). This is encapsulated in these four settings, in which issues such as life, death, survival and creativity emerge as the main themes.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by The Klarion Trio, Christchurch (Rosemary Stott, piano; Gloria Streat, clarinet; Anne Price, soprano) with assistance from NZ Composers' Foundation and QEII Arts Council

Contents note

1. Children
2. To Ben, at the Lake
3. Zoom
4. Just like that!

Text note

Texts by Bill Manhire, Cilla McQueen and Sam Hunt