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Dr Hodgkinson and Women Voters

for female voice and percussion

Composer:   Susan Frykberg

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Susan Frykberg: Dr Hodgkins...

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One Dr Hodgkinson was a persistent objector to the prospect of women’s suffrage, writing a series of letters to the Southern Cross (Invercargill) in 1893 under the headline “The New Heresy - the equality of women”. Composer Susan Frykberg sets the biblically driven riposte of an anonymous writer in her ‘Dr Hodgkinson and Women Voters’, for the voice of Barbara Paterson and percussionist Hannah Neman.

“Now, Dr dear, we ladies all
Ask you to tell us more of the Master -
Less of Paul.
We have it in our Blessed Saviour’s own record -
“The servant is not greater than his Lord.””