for soprano/mezzo soprano & piano
text by David Martin
Word was out that the stupendous Wagnerian opera singer Elizabeth Connell was looking for an Australian Christmas song for her 1994 Wigmore Hall recital. David Martin’s brilliant text about a family Christmas in the still heat of an Australian summer fitted her specifications perfectly.
voice (soprano/mezzo-soprano) & piano
Range: C-sharp’ to F-sharp”
DATE OF COMPOSITION
20 December 1994 (World Premiere) Elizabeth Connell/Eugene Asti
Wigmore Hall, London.
1998 (USA premiere) Damien Top/Eric Schank
Atherton Performing Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, Studio, USA.
1999 Kerri Eaton/Wendy Hiscocks
St Martin-in-the-fields, London.
2019 (CAM/London Song Festival) Victoria Hodgkinson/Wendy Hiscocks
St. George’s Hanover Square, London (CAM/London Song Festival)
Also printed in British Contemporary Music Anthology Frontier Press 1996.