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Four Whimsies

for SATB choir and piano

Year:  2006 Instrumentation:  soprano saxophone (or flute solo) in 'The greywacke man'

Year:  2006
Instrumentation  soprano saxophone (or flute...

Composer:   Michael Vinten

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The first of these pieces to be composed was Roof, commissioned by Lesley Graham for her singing students, and was first performed at Montana Poetry Day, July 21st, 2006. I then decided to add further songs to make a group of "Whimsies". The other three were written in December 2006 (The greywacke man), and January 2007 (New & Icy boyfriend). The are not necessarily designed to be sung as a group (although they could be, of course), but they are designed as short pieces which could be suitable as encore pieces. The soprano saxophone solo in The greywake man may also be played by a flute.

Dedication note

for Anne

Contents note

  1. New
  2. The graywacke man
  3. Icy boyfriend
  4. Roof

Text note

New by Anne French
The greywacke man by David Patterson
Icy boyfriend by Anne French
Roof by Emma Neale

Performance history

21 Jul 2006: Performed by Boutique Opera; Museum of City and Sea, Wellington