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Umbra Animae

for SSATB vocal ensemble or choir

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  4m 6s

Year:  2008
Duration:  4m 6s

Mark Smythe

Composer:   Mark Smythe

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Written in Australia over ANZAC weekend 2008, this work pays homage to the last moments of my Great Uncle, Corporal HD Bridge in the muddy wastelands of WW1 France. The ending is deliberately unresolved, asking the question posed in the last line of text. The English words are my own, and were translated into Latin with the assistance of Professor Constance Mews of Monash University, Melbourne.

Mark Smythe

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Baroque Voices with funding from Creative New Zealand

Difficulty note

intermediate to advanced

Dedication note

Corporal Hugh Decimus Bridge, 1890 - 1917

Text note

Text by Mark Smythe

Performance history

10 May 2008: Alleluia: a newë work! 2008

23 Dec 2008: Broadcast of Alleluia: a newë work! 2008
Featuring: Radio New Zealand Concert

11 Jun 2011: Brother Sun, Sister Moon - Baroque Voices

Performed by Baroque Voices

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