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Bone of Contention

for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble

Year:  1993   ·  Duration:  1h 20m
Instrumentation:  bagpipes, cello, marimba/harp/tenor drum (1 player), violin, flute/piccolo (1 player), clarinet/bass clarinet/soprano and alto saxophones (1 player)

Year:  1993
Duration:  1h 20m
Instrumentation  bagpipes, cello, marimba/ha...

Composer:   Helen Fisher

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-4.

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This dance theatre project was commissioned to celebrate the New Zealand Women's Suffrage Centennial, and explores a range of historical and contemporary issues. It is based on documents written by Kate Shepherd and was choreographed by Susan Jordan.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Sue Jordan with assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand)

Performance history

Performed by Linden Loader (Mezzo-Soprano); Sally Craik (Bagpipes); Elena (Violin); Gareth Farr (Marimba, Harp, Percussion); Nancy Luther (Flute, Piccolo); Rowan Prior (Cello) and Andrew Pask (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano and Alto Saxophone), available on Helen Fisher: Bone of Contention; cassette

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