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The Floating Bride, the Crimson Village

for soprano and piano

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  18m

Year:  2008
Duration:  18m

Ross Harris

Composer:   Ross Harris

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Performed by Jenny Wollerman (soprano) and Emma Sayers (piano)

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The song cycle The Floating Bride, the Crimson Village was written as part of my residency at the New Zealand School of Music in 2008. A casual conversation with writer Vincent O’Sullivan led to him writing fifteen poems inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall. I set eleven of these for performance at the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson 2009.

Ross Harris

Commissioned note

Written while composer in residence at the New Zealand School of Music 2007-8

Contents note

1. A rooster is walking the bluest night
2. Tu es ma belle
3. The dancer
4. The ladder to the moon
5. The rabbi
6. Give me a green horse
7. As the night
8. You can talk
9. I know the road
10. Like a scarlet lake
11. Mon Dieu

Text note

Poems by Vincent O'Sullivan

Performance history

31 Jan 2009: The Floating Bride

20 Mar 2009: NZSM Lunchtime Concert