Chilling experience of wind-swept mallee plains for SATB choir and woodwind solo
SATB choir, piano, clarinet in A or soprano saxophone
Text: Flexmore Hudson
Mallee Scene, the second work in The Mallee Sings full score, takes place in drought, with wind soughing in the trees, drift sand everywhere. It is an innovative setting with women singers as the wind and males singing of the bleak reality of wind-swept days in the mallee. The text is by Jindyworobak poet Flexmore Hudson.
Written in 1993, this chilling 3-minute setting is an unusual musical exploration for males in an SATB choir. A good accompanist and woodwind player are required. It was commissioned by Russell Larkin for the Adelaide Chorus.
Listen to a sample of Mallee Scene by Adelaide Chorus
Listen to a podcast about composing ‘The Mallee Sings’ with Becky Llewellyn and Andrew Ford on The Music Show ABC RN
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Where to buy
The score Mallee Scene is normally available at the Australian Music Centre but it is closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. You can read more about Mallee Scene at:
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