Choral Music

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For SATB unaccompanied choir Poem by Emily Dickenson 

First performance:    
Date: February 16, 2008
Venue: Wedding of Anthony Crombie and Jane Marie White, Brisbane 

Commissioned by John and Diana Carmody for the wedding of their nephew, Anthony Crombie, to Jane Marie White


For soprano, choirs, organ and orchestra

Translated from the Russian by Judith Hemschemeyer

1.    No, not under the vault of alien skies, 
2.    In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror
3.    Mountains bow down to this grief
4.    That was when the ones who smiled
5.    They led you away at dawn
6.    Quietly flows the quiet Don
7.    No, it is not I
8.    You should have been shown, you mocker
9.    For seventeen months I’ve been crying out
10.    The light weeks will take flight
11.    And the stone word fell
12.    You will come in any case
13.    Now madness half shadows
14.    A choir of angels sang the praises
15.    I learned how faces fall
16.    Once more the day of remembrance draws near

First performance     
Date:  March 31, 2010
Venue: SOH Concert Hall
Performing body: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra
Soloist: Leanne Kenneally
Conductor: Brett Weymark


For Soprano:  and Mezzo-Soprano:  and piano accompaniment, The poems in the cycle are Lovely How Lives and Or Just Miss

First performance    
Date: June 2, 2012
Venue: Sydney Grammar School, Small Wonders concert 

Commissioned by Halcyon and funded by the Australia Council

This work will be reset for small instrumental ensemble and will be premiered in its new configuration in 2013 to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Halcyon (Alison Morgan and Jenny Duck-Chong)