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Ninety's a Number That Doesn't Mean Much

for soprano, oboe and piano

Year:  2014

Year:  2014

Composer:   Susan Frykberg

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Sample: pages 6 - 8

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This work was written as a gift for my mother's 90th birthday. She wrote the words. A version of it was sung for my mother on her birthday, in March 2014, by my niece Amy Bendall. In September 2014 I revised it and replaced the trumpet part with the oboe, because in a certain sense, the trumpet part represented my dad, and he was more 'oboey'.

  • Susan Frykberg

Difficulty note

Suitable for university singing students and professionals.

Contents note

One song.

Text note

Patricia Frykberg.

Performance history

28 Mar 2014: Performed by Amy Bendall, with the piano and trumpet part on an accompaniment tape, in Waimarama.