Vocal Works

Use the categories below to explore different types of work:

1970

(10')
I Tree and River Bank (Craig Powell)
II Green Singer: (Shaw Neilson)
III Flame Tree in a Quarry (Judith Wright) *

*Awarded a Bunbury Art Prize in 1971

First Performance     
Date: 1973
Venue: Perth Festival
Singer: Molly McGirk

1971

(8')

I My Lizards (John Murphy, 10 yrs)
II Black Swan (Shirley Robson, 9 yrs)
III The Calf (Suzanne Dempster, 9 yrs)
IV The Koala's Prayer (John Bull, 11 yrs) 

1971

For solo voice (sop or mezzo) or for women’s choir Settings of poetry by Judith Wright

Commercial Recording     
Producer: Tall Poppies Label TP179 
Artist: Elizabeth Campbell (Mezzo soprano)

1973

For tenor and piano (4 ') 
Poem by Craig Powell

First Performance     
Date: December 7, 1973
Venue: Recording Hall, Sydney Opera House
Tenor: Trevor Brown 

1981

(10')

Words by Moya Henderson 
II Live in Avalon (lullaby)
II Charlie the Cheeky Lorikeet
III I Had a Little Mouse

First performance Private recording for neices and nephews, 1981, and for the composer’s niece, Emily Barrington (O’Brien) in 2011

1983

For (mezzo) soprano and orchestra (25')
I Night and Dreams
II Song of the Housewives
III To Watch the River
IV Rhinestones
V Sick Song
VI God

First performance     
Date: April 12, 1986 
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Conductor: Antonio De Almeida 

Commissioned by the ABC

1986

A cabaret song cycle for piano and baritone (32') Words by Moya Henderson  

Commissioned by Magpie Musicians 

1987

Arranged for mezzo profondo, piano, trombone and percussion (32')

1 The Manly Monkey
2 Power Play 
3 Real Power 
4 A Money Problem 
5 Survival Waltz 
6 Run your Money through a 'Suer' 
7 What about a Goal in Life
8 What's the Time, Mr Wolf?
9 Nightmares 
10 The Tragedy 
11 The Wake 
12 Poppy 
13 At Last I'm Free
14 You and I 
15 The Casino 
16 From now on/Reprise of Real Power

First Performance     
Date: May 15 1987
Venue: Playwrights Conference, Arts Centre, ANU, Canberra 
Singer: Judi Connelli 
Conductor: Moya Henderson
Piano: Malcolm Tapscott
Trombone: Simone De Haan
Percussion: Darryl Pratt

1988

Arranged for mezzo profondo and mixed ensemble (flute, saxaphone, clarinet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin & cello) 

1 The Manly Monkey
2 Power Play 
3 Real Power 
4 A Money Problem 
5 Survival Waltz 
6 Run your Money through a 'Suer' 
7 What about a Goal in Life
8 What's the Time, Mr Wolf?
9 Nightmares 
10 The Tragedy 
11 The Wake 
12 Poppy 
13 At Last I'm Free
14 You and I 
15 The Casino 
16 From now on/Reprise of Real Power

Commercial Recording     
Date: July 1988
Producer: David Hare (Ozm 1003)
Performers: Judy Connelli and Magpie Musicians
Conductor: Lesley Larkum

1989

For soprano, mezzo soprano, French horn and string orchestra (16')

1 Pellucid Days
2 We Walked on 
3 In Clear Light

First Performance     
Date: June 2 1990 
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House 
Conductor: Peter Robinson
Singers: Marilyn Richardson and Elizabeth Campbell 
Horn: Robert Johnson 

Commissioned and performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra,

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