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Get [a catalogue of imperatives]

for mezzo-soprano and viola

Year:  2007   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  2007
Duration:  6m

Glenda Keam

Composer:   Glenda Keam

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The singer is gently musing, but soon her head is filled with a torrent of thoughts and concerns, all demanding immediate attention. The violist (or is he the maître d' ?) observes and accompanies her lurching mood swings, but does not participate in them. Both instructor and instructed, the singer is by turns demanding, generous, and tormented, overwhelmed by the speed of her thoughts. The violist, occasionally impatient, is mostly indifferent.


Commissioned note

Written for Mary Newman-Pound

Text note

Text by the composer.

Performance history

29 Oct 2007: Performed by Mary Newman-Pound (mezzo) and Peter van Drimmelen (viola); Opera Factory, Newmarket, Auckland

05 Jul 2009: Nelson Composers Workshop 2009

17 Apr 2012: New Zealand in L.A.

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