Soprano or mezzo with piano. Poem anonymous. Range: c-sharp’ to a”
Duration: 2½ minutes
Programme note The Elegy’s anonymous poem, sometimes ascribed to the American Makah tribe, was given to the composer after the death of her mother-in-law Trudl Howat. Trudl’s spirit of light and adventure is well reflected in verse, and in setting it to music the composer was able to express her own feelings of thanks and of fond farewell.
Publisher details Wirripang www.australiancomposers.com.au/authors/wendy-hiscocks