Becky Llewellyn

Whales Weep Not!

Tone poem for chamber choir, marimba and crotales based on the poetry by D.H. Lawrence Southern right whales have been quietly and wonderfully returning to Australian shores. These giant creatures bring us back to our mammalian roots, the warm-blooded milky world of our beginnings. In this piece, I have tried to evoke a dreamy half-remembered …

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Milerum’s Basket

Milerum’s Basket, is Llewellyn’s orchestral tribute to South Australia’s Ngarrindjeri people that were once based in the sand dunes of the Coorong region This string orchestra with oboe soloist composition takes it’s name from a basket coffin woven by Ngarrindjeri elder Milerum (Clarence Long) found in the South Australian Museum collection. It includes musical transcriptions …

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Berceuse

Berceuse, is an intimate lullaby of reflection, a glimpse of a moment shared between mother and child. Berceuse, or lullaby, was composed by Llewellyn in 1989 when her grandson was born. The inspiration also came from Llewellyn’s memories of herself nursing her own children whilst watching the moon setting over the sea. The quartet is …

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