Great Southern Spirits (1994)

Wirindji- Mulga- Kondalilla- Uluru

(Through the choral haze of a smoke-filled sky)

Leek, Stephen (born in 1959) [Australia]

Text by Fairburn, Anne (born in 19..) [Australia]
Doneman, Michael
Published by Morton Music [Australia] , 1995
Ref. : 2002  (21 p.)
Type of material: Full score
Text in: English
Epoque: 20th century (1990-2000)
Genre-Style-Form: Contemporary ; Partsong
Mood of the piece: reflective ; spiritual
Type of Choir: SSAATTBB (8 mixed voices)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 4
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): D
Tonality: atonal
Duration: 25.0 min.
Origin: Australia
Data about the life of the work: Suitable for college or community choirs, this is a major a cappella work of 25 minutes. The title refers to four "spirits" of the Australian native people, Wirindji, Mulga, Kondalilla and Uluru. The score sometimes divides into eight parts and includes some aleatoric devices. This is one of the most important choral works to come out of Australia in the past fifty years. A cappella. Recording: Great Southern Spirits.