"Warrumbungles Burning" for choir and two pianos by Stephen Leek

Leek, Stephen, Grinberg, Anna, Viney, Liam, Morton, Graeme and St Peters Chorale (2010) "Warrumbungles Burning" for choir and two pianos by Stephen Leek. Customs House, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The University of Queensland.

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Author Leek, Stephen
Grinberg, Anna
Viney, Liam
Morton, Graeme
St Peters Chorale
Title "Warrumbungles Burning" for choir and two pianos by Stephen Leek
Place of publication Customs House, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication date 2010-08-01
Series UQ Concert Series Customs House
Total pages 1 Musical performance
Subject Live Performance of Creative Work - Music
Formatted Abstract/Summary
University of Queensland pianists Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg are joined by the St. Peter’s Chorale, directed by Graeme Morton, in this concert featuring repertoire for two pianos and choir. The highlight of the event will be the world premiere of a large new by Stephen Leek, winner of the prestigious Robert Edler International Prize for Choral Music. Warrumbungles Burning is a multi-movement work that explores themes of Australian wilderness and its relationship to fire. Beautiful and evocative texts are married to the unique sonic context of 2 soloistic pianos and the rich sound of the St. Peter’s Chorale. Also on the program is the Australian premiere of Mary Ellen Child’s Bright Faces, which sets the poetry of Sappho using the same 2 pianos and choir setup, and the music of Bach arranged for two pianos.

This was a world premier performance. The work was commissioned by Graeme Morton for the St Peters Chorale. Recording available on CD "Hot Sun, Cool Fire" from Sounds Australia.
Keyword Australian composition
World premier
Commissioned work

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