From a familiar darkness
for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

Micheline Roi
Composer
Micheline Roi
Composition Date: 1996
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard / String Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piccolo
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Programme Note:
Sorrow leave me to myself,
Fear reveal me to myself
Death lead me
and I will dance forever
In the stillness

From A Familiar Darkness is an aural travelogue through an emotive landscape. A slow accumulative exposition mired in the inertia of sorrow, pushed through development by a vigilant ostinato, of fear and continually interrupted by the angry mocking of a scherzo.

From A Familiar Darkness was commissioned by New Music concerts with the generous support of the Ontario Arts council.

Premiere Information:
November 15, 1998, Toronto, Ontario; New Music Concerts, Robert Aitken, director.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1255 R741frm 1996
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 26, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iv, 38 p.) ; 28 cm.
    42 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble.
    For piccolo, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, percussion, piano, mezzo-soprano, 2 violins, viola, cello

    Instrumentation: picc111/1010/perc,piano/2 vln,vla,vcl/mezzo-soprano.
    Words in English.
    Prepared piano.
    Includes performance notes.
    Photocopy; master of score in CMC Toronto.
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