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Shimmerwords and Idle Songs

Shimmerwords and Idle Songs

(Selected Poems of the Tang Dynasty)

for soprano and piano


  • Instrumentation: soprano and piano
  • Edition: sheet music
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: ED 13106
£20.99
Weight: 0.13 kg
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Description
Composed in 2007 for the Leeds Lieder festival, Hesketh's Shimmerwords and Idle Songs for soprano and piano is a 18 minute song cycle made up of six songs in four sections. The text is taken from a collection of Chinese poetry from the 8th and 9th centuries which cover various subjects from nature and travel to life itself. The music is both colourful and direct with an abundance of humour and clarity.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Leeds Lieder+ 2007 with funds partly provided by the RVW Trust
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I Traveling Moon
II Enjoying Pine and Bamboo
III Three Commentaries: A Song of the Palace · The Philosopher · The Red Cockatoo
IV Sitting Idle at the North Window
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-2740-3
Performance duration: 18' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 14. Oktober 2007 Leeds, The Venue, Leeds College of Music (UK) LeedsLieder 2007 · Elizabeth Watts, soprano; Gary Matthewman, piano
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 34
performances
2013-02-11 | Berlin (Germany), Joseph-Joachim-Konzertsaal, Bundesallee 1-12, Universität der Künste Berlin — 19:30 | Performance
2010-04-25 | Leeds (United Kingdom), Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds — 15.00 h | Performance
2008-02-01 | London (United Kingdom), Maida Vale Studio 1 — 19.30 h | Performance
2007-10-14 | Leeds (United Kingdom), The Venue, Leeds College of Music — 14.30 h | World Premiere
Composed in 2007 for the Leeds Lieder festival, Hesketh's Shimmerwords and Idle Songs for soprano and piano is a 18 minute song cycle made up of six songs in four sections. The text is taken from a collection of Chinese poetry from the 8th and 9th centuries which cover various subjects from nature and travel to life itself. The music is both colourful and direct with an abundance of humour and clarity.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Leeds Lieder+ 2007 with funds partly provided by the RVW Trust
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I Traveling Moon
II Enjoying Pine and Bamboo
III Three Commentaries: A Song of the Palace · The Philosopher · The Red Cockatoo
IV Sitting Idle at the North Window
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-2740-3
Performance duration: 18' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 14. Oktober 2007 Leeds, The Venue, Leeds College of Music (UK) LeedsLieder 2007 · Elizabeth Watts, soprano; Gary Matthewman, piano
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 34
2013-02-11 | Berlin (Germany), Joseph-Joachim-Konzertsaal, Bundesallee 1-12, Universität der Künste Berlin — 19:30 | Performance
2010-04-25 | Leeds (United Kingdom), Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds — 15.00 h | Performance
2008-02-01 | London (United Kingdom), Maida Vale Studio 1 — 19.30 h | Performance
2007-10-14 | Leeds (United Kingdom), The Venue, Leeds College of Music — 14.30 h | World Premiere