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Farness

Farness

three poems of Carol Ann Duffy

for soprano, solo viola and chamber orchestra


  • Instrumentation: soprano, viola and chamber orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Farness - three poems of Carol Ann Duffy - is an orchestral song-cycle for soprano with an important role for solo viola.  The three poems by Carol Ann Duffy are linked by the theme of thinking about a loved one being in a faraway land.  In the first, the thoughts are those of concern for the safety of the loved one; the second describes wanting to send something special - an unusual valentine in the form of an onion; and in the third, Penelope tells how she stitched and unstitched a textile scene while waiting for the return of her husband.

John Casken - July 2006
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by The Sage Gateshead for Northern Sinfonia
Content text: I Who Loves You
II Valentine
III Penelope
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 19. November 2006 Huddersfield, Town Hall (UK) Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2006 · Patricia Rozario, soprano; Ruth Kilius, viola · Dirigent: Thomas Zehetmair · Northern Sinfonia
Year of composition: 2006
instrumentation: 2(1.afl 2.pic).2(2.ca).2(2.Ebcl.bcl).2(2.cbsn)-2.2.0.0-2perc(crot, vib, tub bells, sizz cym, Chinese cym, h.h, small cow bell, small cow bell, Swiss cow bell, tam-t, 3gong, tamb, 3tom-t, slit drum, b.d, timp, 5tempbl, guiro, clav, marac, cabaça, frusta)-pno-str(8.6.4.4.2)
Performances
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2009-06-19 | Gateshead (United Kingdom), Hall 1, The Sage Gateshead — 19.30 h
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2006-11-19 | Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Town Hall | World Premiere
Farness - three poems of Carol Ann Duffy - is an orchestral song-cycle for soprano with an important role for solo viola.  The three poems by Carol Ann Duffy are linked by the theme of thinking about a loved one being in a faraway land.  In the first, the thoughts are those of concern for the safety of the loved one; the second describes wanting to send something special - an unusual valentine in the form of an onion; and in the third, Penelope tells how she stitched and unstitched a textile scene while waiting for the return of her husband.

John Casken - July 2006
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by The Sage Gateshead for Northern Sinfonia
Content text: I Who Loves You
II Valentine
III Penelope
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 19. November 2006 Huddersfield, Town Hall (UK) Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2006 · Patricia Rozario, soprano; Ruth Kilius, viola · Dirigent: Thomas Zehetmair · Northern Sinfonia
Year of composition: 2006
instrumentation: 2(1.afl 2.pic).2(2.ca).2(2.Ebcl.bcl).2(2.cbsn)-2.2.0.0-2perc(crot, vib, tub bells, sizz cym, Chinese cym, h.h, small cow bell, small cow bell, Swiss cow bell, tam-t, 3gong, tamb, 3tom-t, slit drum, b.d, timp, 5tempbl, guiro, clav, marac, cabaça, frusta)-pno-str(8.6.4.4.2)
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2009-06-19 | Gateshead (United Kingdom), Hall 1, The Sage Gateshead — 19.30 h
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: Northern Sinfonia
2006-11-19 | Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Town Hall | World Premiere