Solo voice

For soprano and harp

Text by Rachel Bush

Cicadas was commissioned by harpist Helen Webby, with funding from Creative New Zealand. She, together with Pepe Becker (soprano) gave the first performances.

About the work

Cicadas was written for Helen Webby’s CD Pluck, for which she commissioned new harp works by 9 New Zealand composers.

The text is taken from the poem of the same name by Rachel Bush, with her kind permission, and was published in her collection Nice Pretty Things, published by Victoria University Press in 2011.

Score and recording

Buy or borrow the score and recording from SOUNZ.

Cicadas — SOUNZ

Pluck — CD