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Dreamcaller

Dreamcaller

Three songs for soprano, violin and orchestra

Text by Joseph Schwantner


  • Instrumentation: soprano, violin, orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Dreamcaller is a cycle of three songs on original texts for soprano and chamber orchestra, with each song separated by music for violin and orchestra. While the overall formal plan consists of five major sections, the work may be viewed as a large three part arch-like structure. The music engages a multiplicity of diverse stylistic perspectives, employing both tonal and non-tonal materials, in an effort to support and heighten the dramatic import of the texts. The work is dedicated to the loving memory of my mother. Joseph Schwantner
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Content text: I Dreamcaller, Dronedance
II Distant Runes and Incantations
III Shadowdance
Performance duration: 21'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 11. Mai 1984 Saint Paul, MN (USA) · Lucy Shelton, soprano · Dirigent: Pinchas Zukerman · Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Year of composition: 1984
instrumentation: 1(afl).2(2.ca).1(bcl).2-2.1.0.0-perc(tam-t, b.d, 2tom-t, 2timb, lg sus cym, 4tri, bell tree, vib, glsp, crot, tub bells, mar)-pno(cel)-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
1984-05-11 | Saint Paul, MN (United States of America) | World Premiere
Dreamcaller is a cycle of three songs on original texts for soprano and chamber orchestra, with each song separated by music for violin and orchestra. While the overall formal plan consists of five major sections, the work may be viewed as a large three part arch-like structure. The music engages a multiplicity of diverse stylistic perspectives, employing both tonal and non-tonal materials, in an effort to support and heighten the dramatic import of the texts. The work is dedicated to the loving memory of my mother. Joseph Schwantner
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Content text: I Dreamcaller, Dronedance
II Distant Runes and Incantations
III Shadowdance
Performance duration: 21'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 11. Mai 1984 Saint Paul, MN (USA) · Lucy Shelton, soprano · Dirigent: Pinchas Zukerman · Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Year of composition: 1984
instrumentation: 1(afl).2(2.ca).1(bcl).2-2.1.0.0-perc(tam-t, b.d, 2tom-t, 2timb, lg sus cym, 4tri, bell tree, vib, glsp, crot, tub bells, mar)-pno(cel)-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
1984-05-11 | Saint Paul, MN (United States of America) | World Premiere