NOCTURNE

for vocal ensemble and five instruments

Duration:

9 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

12 singers (SATB), soprano saxophone,
clarinet, harp, guitar and percussion

Year Composed:  

1999

 

Text:

Vocalize

Written For:

Tamara Brooks

Premiere Performance:

8 March, 2000
Boston, MA, USA
New England Conservatory Chamber Singers
Eric Hewitt, soprano Saxophone
Rob Hadesbeck, clarinet
Ted Stefan, guitar
Jun Yoo, harp
Seth McConnell, percussion
Tamara Brooks, conductor

Program Notes:

While writing Nocturne, I was inspired by the summer nights in the Berkshires. The whispering woods, the flickering lights, choirs of insects and the moon reflected over the lake – all found their way to the score in a form of musical impression.  The score calls for twelve singers (with individual parts), soprano saxophone, clarinet, guitar, harp and percussion which are used here less for melodic/harmonic possibilities than as brushes – creating spots, clouds, shadows and beams of sounds. Nocturne was written at the invitation by Tamara Brooks and is dedicated to her.

 

vocal ensemble | music for vocal ensemble | vocal ensemble with instrumental accompaniment

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