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Descanso (After Omega)

Descanso (After Omega)

for Clarinet, Vibraphone, Piano and 3 Crystal Glasses


  • Instrumentation: clarinet, vibraphone, piano and 3 crystal glasses
  • Edition: performance score, 6 playing scores
  • Order No.: BHI 80216
€45.50  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.3 kg

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Description

Composer's note:
"The use of descansos is a tradition that comes from Spanish culture. Traditionally, descansos were used to mark the place where weary pallbearers would set a coffin down in a funeral procession traveling on foot to the cemetery. Often a stone marker, flowers, or a cross, this marker was known as a descanso. In the United States, this was inherited and used as a way to mark of deaths of settlers moving west as a result of violent conflicts with Native American tribes. In this case, future settlers would often stop there to reflect and pray. This tradition continues in modern times in the form of highway crosses, marking the sites of fatal accidents. This for me struck a personal note as I have lost friends to such accidents, the descansos for whom I drive past whenever I am back in my hometown in New Jersey. Since their deaths, I have wanted to make some sort of an offering to their memory. Not wanting to write some large overblown emotional work, I have chosen to write a series of works based upon the idea of the descanso, a sonic space to reflect. This is the first of those works, based on a melodic fragment from my 2000 omega for string quartet."

in memoriam
Rene Varcelona
Sarah Rusak
Nicloe Dagenhart
Milton Sachs
Spalding Gray
Baba Olatunji
James Flynn

- David T. Little -

Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: difficult
ISBN: 978-1-5400-3800-5
ISMN: 979-0-051-80216-6
Performance duration: 4'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, New York
UPC: 888680885564
Year of composition: 2004
page number: 60

Composer's note:
"The use of descansos is a tradition that comes from Spanish culture. Traditionally, descansos were used to mark the place where weary pallbearers would set a coffin down in a funeral procession traveling on foot to the cemetery. Often a stone marker, flowers, or a cross, this marker was known as a descanso. In the United States, this was inherited and used as a way to mark of deaths of settlers moving west as a result of violent conflicts with Native American tribes. In this case, future settlers would often stop there to reflect and pray. This tradition continues in modern times in the form of highway crosses, marking the sites of fatal accidents. This for me struck a personal note as I have lost friends to such accidents, the descansos for whom I drive past whenever I am back in my hometown in New Jersey. Since their deaths, I have wanted to make some sort of an offering to their memory. Not wanting to write some large overblown emotional work, I have chosen to write a series of works based upon the idea of the descanso, a sonic space to reflect. This is the first of those works, based on a melodic fragment from my 2000 omega for string quartet."

in memoriam
Rene Varcelona
Sarah Rusak
Nicloe Dagenhart
Milton Sachs
Spalding Gray
Baba Olatunji
James Flynn

- David T. Little -

Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: difficult
ISBN: 978-1-5400-3800-5
ISMN: 979-0-051-80216-6
Performance duration: 4'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, New York
UPC: 888680885564
Year of composition: 2004
page number: 60