Suzanne un jour
for harpsichord and digitally manipulated audio

Tawnie Olson
Composer
Tawnie Olson
Composition Date: 2006
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Harpsichord
  • 1 x Tape
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Programme Note:
The story of Susanna and the Elders is found in the eponymous book in the Old Testament Apocrypha. It tells how Susanna, a devout young woman of good character, was accosted in her garden by two respected elders of the community, who attempted to rape her. When she cried out for help, they told the people who came running that they had caught her in the act of adultery with some young man who had, they said, fled the scene. While nothing like this had ever been heard of Susanna before, no one bothered to ask her side of the story and, according to the customs of that time, she was sentenced to death. No human listened to her, but the story says that God heard her cries and sent the prophet Daniel, who cross-examined the elders and vindicated the young woman. Orlandus Lassus wrote a famous chanson based on Susanna’s story; it was subsequently used in a set of keyboard variations by Duncan Burnett. Material from both works is used in this one, along with audio samples recorded at the Banff Centre by Joshua Tidsbury. This work is dedicated to Katelyn Clark, for whom it was written.

Premiere Information:
02/02/2005 The Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, AB Katelyn Clark, harpsichord

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9101 O52su
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 15, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (12 p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • harpsichord and digital audio
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