Behind the seen
song cycle for baritone and piano

Leonard Enns
Composer
Leonard Enns
Composition Date: 2010
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Baritone
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Programme Note:
Behind the Seen is my second song cycle (after In the End, 2004, for soprano and piano) written in 2010 for baritone Mel Braun and pianist Laura Loewen, both on faculty at the University of Manitoba. That duo premiered the cycle in January, 2013. For this set of songs I returned again to the texts of Canadian George Whipple, whose poetry grapples with the enduring issues of the human condition in profound and deeply compelling ways. The cycle is largely about the vast beauty, surprise, and mystery that lies within and behind the very limited perception we have of reality, the love that holds us together, and the assurance that sustains us. The cycle also exists in a version for counter-tenor, transcribed in 2014 for Canadian counter-tenor Andrew Pickett.

Premiere Information:
Waterloo, Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo
16 Jan 2013
Mel Braun, baritone;Laura Loewen, piano
live, public concert

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1101 E59be
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 9, 2014
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (18 p.) ;
    18 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 1. Before the World was Made
    2. A Little Light
    3. Part Song
    4. Love
    5. Seamark

    Commissioned by Mel Braun.
    Also available for counter-tenor or mezzo-soprano and piano.
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