Sebastian
for mezzo-soprano and five instruments

Daryl Jamieson
Compositeur
Daryl Jamieson
Date de composition : 2004
Durée: 00:07:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard / String Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation no. 1:
  • 1 x Clarinette
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mezzo-soprano
  • 1 x Violon
  • 1 x Violoncelle
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Notes de programme :
When I first saw El Greco’s painting Saint Sebastian in the National Gallery in London in February 2004, I was struck by his portrayal of the saint’s brutal martyrdom, but especially by the aura of rapture that I felt surrounded the work. The painting asks us to venerate a man whose faith led him to blissfully accept his own martyrdom, to happily die for his god. I both fear and envy that level of religious faith, the power of the unquestioning zealot for both intended good and unintended evil, so although aesthetically the painting is undeniably beautiful, I found myself profoundly disturbed by viewing it.I composed my piece Sebastian soon after seeing the painting, and I intended to capture both the beauty of El Greco’s painting and my ambivalence to its message. The text comes from the opening of the Catholic Litany of St Sebastian: ‘Saint Sebastian: Whose love for Christ was stronger than death, Pray...’

Renseignements sur la création :
8 May 2004, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, United Kingdom
Performed by: Black Hair

INFOS SUR LE CATALOGUE :

  • Cote:
  • MV 1255 J321seb
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard / String Bowed
  • Date d'acquisition :
  • October 7, 2016
  • Type:
  • Partition, inédite
  • Description physique :
  • Score
    9 pages
    Hauteur: 30 cm
    Largeur: 23 cm
    Nombre total de pages des parties: 15
    Réduction pour piano: 5 pages
    Piano Reduction
    5 pages
    Hauteur: 30 cm
    Largeur: 23 cm
    5 Parts
  • Renseignements supplémentaires :
  • Commissioned by: Black Hair
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