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Children and Adults

for mezzo soprano, viola and piano

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1992
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Anthony Ritchie: 1. Childre...

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Anthony Ritchie: 2. To Ben,...

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Anthony Ritchie: 3. Zoom (f...

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Anthony Ritchie: 4. Just li...

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Anthony Ritchie: Children a...

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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 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

Performance history

26 May 2010: Performed by Morag Atchison (soprano), Susan Bierre (viola), Dean Sky-Lucas (piano).

Performed by Anna Leese (soprano), Kate Hamilton (viola) and Tom McGrath

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