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Night and Morning

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Night and Morning

for tenor and piano


  • Instrumentation: tenor and piano
  • Edition: available to download from www.sheetmusicdirect.com
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: ED 13271

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Description
Night and Morning by John Caken is only available to download from www.sheetmusicdirect.com

These two poems are also known as Meeting at Night and Parting at Morning and were first published in 1845.  In the first a man makes his way urgently across a grey and moonlit sea and over farmland to the house where his lover waits for him.  As he leaves the following morning, we hear his "confession" (Browning's word when explaining the meaning of the second poem) that just as the sun's golden path is straight, so it is clear that feelings of rapture experienced the previous evening, so special and seemingly infinite at the time, are soon overtaken by the next day's journey.  The coming ashore and the returning to the sea serve as a metaphor for the tidal rhythms of man's emotions, taking us from the sublime back to the reality of the everyday.

John Casken
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned for the 20th Anniversary of NMC Recordings
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3194-3
Performance duration: 3'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 2. April 2009 London, Kings Place (UK) NMC Songbook performances · Daniel Norman, tenor; Andrew Ball, piano
Year of composition: 2008
Performances
2009-04-02 | London (United Kingdom), Kings Place — 20.45 h | World Premiere
Sound Clips
Casken (text, Browning) · Night and Morning for tenor and piano · sound clip
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Night and Morning by John Caken is only available to download from www.sheetmusicdirect.com

These two poems are also known as Meeting at Night and Parting at Morning and were first published in 1845.  In the first a man makes his way urgently across a grey and moonlit sea and over farmland to the house where his lover waits for him.  As he leaves the following morning, we hear his "confession" (Browning's word when explaining the meaning of the second poem) that just as the sun's golden path is straight, so it is clear that feelings of rapture experienced the previous evening, so special and seemingly infinite at the time, are soon overtaken by the next day's journey.  The coming ashore and the returning to the sea serve as a metaphor for the tidal rhythms of man's emotions, taking us from the sublime back to the reality of the everyday.

John Casken
Auftragswerk : Commissioned for the 20th Anniversary of NMC Recordings
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3194-3
Performance duration: 3'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 2. April 2009 London, Kings Place (UK) NMC Songbook performances · Daniel Norman, tenor; Andrew Ball, piano
Year of composition: 2008
2009-04-02 | London (United Kingdom), Kings Place — 20.45 h | World Premiere
Casken (text, Browning) · Night and Morning for tenor and piano · sound clip