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The Floating Bride

A selection of New Zealand songs that take us to the beach, the moon, the milking shed and many places besides. Jenny Wollerman (sop) and Emma Sayers (piano).

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Tuesday 13 December 2011

Ross Harris - The Floating Bride, The Crimson Village

Jenny Wollerman (soprano) and Emma Sayers (piano)

1. A rooster is walking the bluest night
2. Tu es ma belle
3. The dancer
4. The ladder to the moon
5. The rabbi
6. Give me a green horse
7. As the night
8. You can talk
9. I know the road
10. Like a scarlet lake
11. Mon Dieu

The song cycle The Floating Bride, the Crimson Village was written by Ross Harris as part of his residency at the New Zealand School of Music in 2008. This colourful and intricate cycle is a setting of eleven poems by NZ writer Vincent O’Sullivan that are inspired by the equally colourful paintings of Marc Chagall.

Jenny Wollerman gave the premiere performance with pianist Piers Lane at the 2009 Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson, and Wollerman has also premiered the orchestrated version with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. (

The Floating Bride, the Crimson Village at SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music