Silent river

Composition Date: 2003
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s), Plectral String / String Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Guitar
  • 1 x Unspecified voice
  • 1 x Viola
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Programme Note:
Many cultures invoke images of water and crossing when alluding to death. The words to Silent River were inspired by a poem by Kahil Gibran. The text stresses the transitory nature of life: all things are in the process of becoming something else. In this piece, the clarinet and viola are frequently paired playing a pattern in a phase one beat apart. The melodic pattern in these sections uses three whole tones representing a stasis over which the voice can soar. The punctuates the different sections and weaves the different strands of music together.

Commissioned by: Dardo Salto

Premiere Information:
Church of the Holy Trinity
Toronto
William Beauvais, Linda Eyman, Julian Knight, Michele Verheul

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1216 B385si
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s), Plectral String / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 30, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (12 p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 12
    4 parts (12 p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:

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