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2pm Sunday 2 March 2008 in the Quadrangle

Canberra

Music and Poetry: the Language of the Soul

Lyn Fuller Meryl Bollard Lorraine Gatehouse

This program celebrates the life and work of Judith Wright (1915-2000). Her poems are interspersed with carillon music. Judith was a writer, an environmentalist and an activist for Aboriginal rights, who probed the Nation’s soul.
Carillon: Flourish, by Lyn Fuller (1946- )
Introduction: Meryl
Carillon: To a Wild Rose, by Edward MacDowell (1861-1908)
Narration: Meryl
Carillon: Canon in D (an adaptation), by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Poem: Reminiscence (Lorraine)
Narration: Meryl
Carillon: The Little Shepherd Part 1, by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Poem: Child and Wattle Tree (Lorraine)
Carillon: The Little Shepherd Part 2, by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Narration: Lorraine
Carillon: Lake Music, by Terry Vaughan (1915-96)
   (written for the inauguration of the Canberra Carillon by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 26 April 1970)
Narration: Lorraine
Poem: Song (Meryl)
Narration: Lorraine
Poem: Eli Eli (Meryl)
Carillon: Finlandia, by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Poem: Silence (Lorraine)
Narration: Meryl
Poems: The Wagtail (Meryl);
Magpies (Lorraine)
Carillon: A Little Song Op. 27, No.1, by Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-87)
Narration: Meryl
Carillon: To a Wild Rose, by Edward MacDowell (1861-1908)
Poem: The Forest—A Dedication (Lorraine)
Narration: Meryl
Poem: Two Dreamtimes — for Kath Walker (Lorraine)
Carillon: La Cloche Sonne (The Bell Tolls), by Franz Liszt (1811-86)
Narrations: Meryl, Lorraine
Poem: Birds
Narration: Meryl
Carillon: To a Wild Rose, by Edward MacDowell (1861-1908)
Narration: Meryl
Carillon: Ubi Caritas (Where there is love there is God): Taize Chant
Poem: Prayer (Lorraine)
Carillon: Prelude in D minor BWV999, by J S Bach (1685-1750)
Acknowledgements

We are particularly grateful to Meredith McKinney, Judith Wright’s daughter, for her generosity in giving permission for her mother’s writings to be used on this occasion. Readers and narrators Meryl Bollard & Lorraine Gatehouse are from the Gathering Place, Dickson ACT. Rosemary & Geoff McCubbin provide ground-to-tower communication. All carillon arrangements by Lyn Fuller, Carillonist at the National Carillon, Canberra.
 
 
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