FOUR PORTUGUESE SONGS (2004)
O Grilo (The Cricket); Na Primavera (Spring); Tres Pintainhos (Three Little Chicks); Pastorinha (Shepherdess)
Children’s choir (or unison voice) & piano duet
Duration: 10½ minutes
Programme note Folk song settings with text in Portuguese or Spanish. Also available in English.
Commissioned for performance at the Fifth International Piano Festival in Aviero, Portugal. Premiered by the Coro Infantil de Santa Joana and Roy Howat and Wendy Hiscocks (piano duet) in the Teatro Estaleiro, Aveiro on June 26, 2004. A version in English was premiered at the Australian Chamber Music Festival on July 31, 2010 in the Civic Theatre, Townsville, Queensland. The pianists were Piers Lane and Wendy Hiscocks accompanying the children’s choir of Belgian Gardens Primary conducted by Malcolm Cook.
Publishing details Spanish and Portuguese version O Reino dos Animais available from Universidade de Aveiro.
English version available from Creativity & Music firstname.lastname@example.org and the Australian Music Centre. www.amcoz.com.au