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Song of City Ghosts



Oboe, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Bassoon­ and Piano



The score was edited in 2014.



Program Note

Song of City Ghosts was commissioned by the Southern Cross Soloists as part of the ‘Smoke Encrypted Whispers’ project, for their 2008 Music and Words Series. As part of this project twenty-three Queensland composers were commissioned to write a miniature responding to the poetry of Samuel Wagan Watson.


Song of City Ghosts was directly influenced by the poem, ‘Ghosts of Boundary Street’.

Performance History

November 30th, 2008. Premiere given by the Southern Cross Soloists at the State Library of Queensland, QLD, AUS.

May 15th, 2012. 'Smoke Encrypted Whispers'. QLD Conservatorium of Music, QLD, AUS.

October 9th, 2015. Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, 'Smoke-Encrypted Whispers', VIC, AUS.


The score and parts are available for purchase through the Australian Music Centre. Click here.

The recording by the Southern Cross Soloists is available from Melba Recordings. Click here.





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