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The Company of Lovers (5 songs), Op.25

Category Choral
Composed 1980
Duration (approx) 15 minutes

Mixed chorus

Text Author(s) David Campbell, Judith Wright
Text Language English
Publisher Faber Music
First performance 3 August 1981
Venue Library of New South Wales, Australia
Orchestra / Ensemble Leonine Consort
Soloists / Players Charles Colman
Review Fred Blanks, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 August 1981

It is a fine work, very professionally scored, flattering the voices, never writing against the vocal grain. There are some highly effective, indeed moving, contrasts – the first song, for example, is characterised by an ethereally floating soprano line while the second places its emphasis on the bass. Most beautiful of them is the fourth, playing with cadences as water plays