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Alice

Artists:


Gillian Whitehead, NZSO cond. Marc Taddei, Carolyn Mills



First performed in 2002, Alice is the moving story of a woman's fight for a new life in colonial NZ. Fleur Adcock’s text with music by Gillian Whitehead is already recognised as a NZ musical masterpiece. Also on this CD is the exquisite short concerto for harp and orchestra “Karohirohi”, and one of Whitehead’s most impressive symphonic scores “The Improbable Ordered Dance”.

1.

On Board the S.S. Fifeshire

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

9:15

2.

Arrival in New Zealand

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

2:48

3.

Father and Daughter Exchange Letters

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

4:49

4.

Alice Discovers She Is Pregnant

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

4:05

5.

The Death of Alice’s Father

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

3:11

6.

The Death of Alice’s Husband

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

2:47

7.

Alice’s Return to the Farm at Makarora

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

4:17

8.

Looking Forward to a New Life

for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

6:25

9.

Karohirohi

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

13:31

10.

The Improbable Ordered Dance

Gillian Whitehead, Fleur Adcock

20:54