for chamber choir a cappella 20 voices

Leonard Enns
Leonard Enns
Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
Nocturne was commissioned by the Guelph Spring Festival through the support of the Ontario Arts Council. Nocturne is mainly gentle throughout, expanding to a twenty-part 'night sky'? section near the end, before the final regretful acknowledgment that while we are clothed in our mortal 'vesture of decay'? we cannot hear the true harmony of the ideal world.
I tried to recreate, in the music, a moment of engaged, energized, near-magical reality - the closest picture I have of this is stars playing hide and seek with the curtains of northern lights on a prairie winter night (not what the bard had in mind, I expect!). In the end of course, this is to be a metaphor and not simply an aural picture - here's a place to which we can go; how do we get there?

Premiere Information:
May 15, 2005, Guelph Spring Festival, Holy Rosary Church, Guelph Ontario; DaCapo Chamber Choir, Leonard Enns, conductor


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 E59noc 2005
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 13, 2005
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iv, 15) ; 28 cm
    19 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • SATB Choir (20 part divisi)

    Text by William Shakespeare

    Photocopy; master of score at CMC Toronto

    Additional People:
    William Shakespeare
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