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for soprano and soprano saxophone (clarinet in Bb) on a text by John Cage


  • Instrumentation: soprano and soprano saxophone (clarinet in Bb)
  • Edition: set of parts
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: BBC 3436
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Description
The seven-minute composition is based on an English text by John Cage: a quasi-musical calculated succession of 56 short basic questions about music. Singer and instrument have to perform various vocal, playing and breathing techniques, mostly in parallel motion. Their performance develops from a kind of ritual to free expression, with the piece itself becoming an answer to what the text wants to know – at least in parts: 'Is it high? Is it low? Is it loud? Is it a plane? Is it music? Why?'
Details
Binding: Ring/Spiral binding
Difficulty: difficult
ISBN: 978-3-7931-4133-4
ISMN: 979-0-2025-3436-6
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes - Bote & Bock
Year of composition: 2002
page number: 24
The seven-minute composition is based on an English text by John Cage: a quasi-musical calculated succession of 56 short basic questions about music. Singer and instrument have to perform various vocal, playing and breathing techniques, mostly in parallel motion. Their performance develops from a kind of ritual to free expression, with the piece itself becoming an answer to what the text wants to know – at least in parts: 'Is it high? Is it low? Is it loud? Is it a plane? Is it music? Why?'
Binding: Ring/Spiral binding
Difficulty: difficult
ISBN: 978-3-7931-4133-4
ISMN: 979-0-2025-3436-6
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes - Bote & Bock
Year of composition: 2002
page number: 24