for Soprano and Six Instruments (2001)
Premiered at the Dartington Summer School (Dartington, U.K.).
Chant was written at the Dartington Summer School for voice and ensemble of six
instruments. The vocal part has no text and is interwoven with instrumental texture. The
structure of the piece can be seen as a three-section form based on two “chants.” The first
chant forms the basis of the opening section and reappears as a refrain to the second chant
in the middle section before gradually taking over from the second chant in the final
section. The final section arrives at the initial pitch of the piece – F sharp, creating the
impression of a cyclic ritual.
- sopr., fl., ob., cl., tpt., pno, vln.
- c. 4 minutes and 15 seconds
- Summer, 2001
- Score Sample
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