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No. 50 (The Garden)

No. 50 (The Garden)

for bass voice and ensemble

Text by the composer incorporating words by Dante, Leopardi, Shakespeare, Poe, Rossetti and others


  • Instrumentation: solo bass voice and ensemble with electronics
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
description
Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch and Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Richard Ayres’ semi-staged concert work The Garden is an irreverent and darkly comical tale about a discontented man in search of meaning.

He digs from his garden down towards the centre of the earth to find hell, then all the way back up again to heaven, only to find himself back in his garden once more.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Asko|Schönberg and London Sinfonietta with initial development funded by The Royal Opera
Content text: Movement One
II / 1-11
Part Three
Performance duration: 60'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2017-2018
instrumentation: 1(pic.).0.1.bcl(cbcl).1-1.1.0.euph.0-1perc(glsp, vib, alm, mar, timp, s.d, tenor drum, b.d, metal wind chimes, sound effects [frog, mosquito, digging])-keybd.tape-str(1.1.0.0.1)
Performances
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
2019-04-17 | London (United Kingdom), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bas Wiegers
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg
2018-11-10 | Den Bosch (Netherlands), Theater aan de Parade — 21:00
Conductor: Bas Wiegers
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg
2018-09-13 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ — 20:15
Conductor: Bas Wiegers
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg
2018-09-05 | Utrecht (Netherlands), TivoliVredenburg — 20:30 - Gaudeamus Music Week | World Premiere
Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch and Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Richard Ayres’ semi-staged concert work The Garden is an irreverent and darkly comical tale about a discontented man in search of meaning.

He digs from his garden down towards the centre of the earth to find hell, then all the way back up again to heaven, only to find himself back in his garden once more.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Asko|Schönberg and London Sinfonietta with initial development funded by The Royal Opera
Content text: Movement One
II / 1-11
Part Three
Performance duration: 60'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2017-2018
instrumentation: 1(pic.).0.1.bcl(cbcl).1-1.1.0.euph.0-1perc(glsp, vib, alm, mar, timp, s.d, tenor drum, b.d, metal wind chimes, sound effects [frog, mosquito, digging])-keybd.tape-str(1.1.0.0.1)
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
2019-04-17 | London (United Kingdom), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bas Wiegers
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg
2018-11-10 | Den Bosch (Netherlands), Theater aan de Parade — 21:00
Conductor: Bas Wiegers
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg
2018-09-13 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ — 20:15
Conductor: Bas Wiegers
Orchestra: Asko|Schönberg
2018-09-05 | Utrecht (Netherlands), TivoliVredenburg — 20:30 - Gaudeamus Music Week | World Premiere