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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 2004 National Concert Season : Last Words
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This publication is the programme produced to accompany the Australian Chamber Orchestra's 'Last Words' tour. The tour comprised performances of works by Brahms, Beethoven and J. S. Bach as well as the world premiere performance of 'Seven Last Words'.

The works were performed in Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and again in Sydney between 5 March-21 March 2004.


  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Playbill , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Seven Last Words, David Malouf , Michael Leunig , Dorothy Porter , David Williamson , Thomas Keneally , Peter Goldsworthy , George Lentz (composer), single work lyric/song

'Seven Last Words' grew from an invitation issued by Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, to Georges Lentz and six Australian writers to respond to the last seven words of Jesus from the cross.

Lentz composed the music and each writer responded to a different phrase or theme suggested by the words of Jesus.

Son to Father, Peter Goldsworthy , sequence poetry
Nazarethi"At first I thought this world a dream,", Peter Goldsworthy , single work poetry
Wildernessi"Why not tell them, Father?", Peter Goldsworthy , single work poetry
Jerusalemi"Flat or round, there is a world.", Peter Goldsworthy , single work poetry
Paradisei"Ghostly Father, haunting", Peter Goldsworthy , single work poetry
I Thirsti"I thirst with an ancient thirst longer than rivers, taller than seas.", Thomas Keneally , single work poetry
It is Finishedi"It is finished.", Michael Leunig , single work poetry
Last Words of the Emperor Hadrian Seven Last Words of the Emperor Hadrian Animulai"Dear soul-mate, little guest", David Malouf , single work poetry
Note: With title: Seven Last Words of the Emperor Hadrian
The Ninth Houri"The ninth hour", Dorothy Porter , single work poetry
Father Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Doi"Sorry Jesus, but I think they knew exactly what they were doing.", David Williamson , single work poetry

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