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"now again"- fragments from Sappho

"now again"- fragments from Sappho


  • Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, ensemble
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Bernard Rands’s work „now again – fragments from Sappho“ consists of four sections that suggest Invocation, Convocation, Consumation and Introspection. The texts are a compilation of renderings from Sappho which Rands combined into a sort of 'libretto' that forms the basis of a dialogue between the mezzo solo and the two women in the ensemble.

'The melodic lines and the harmonic language are somewhat simpler than that normally associated with my music', comments Rands, 'for the basic reason that Sappho was a singer (musician) who sang her love poems to the accompaniment of a lyre. I cannot conceive of a post-2nd Viennese sound world (of whatever kind) which would be suitable for such love poems.' (Bernard Rands)
Details
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 12. November 2006 Philadelphia, PA (USA) · Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano · Network for New Music
Year of composition: 2006
instrumentation: fl(afl).cl(bcl)-tpt-perc(vib, wdbl, b.d, mar, s.d, bng, button gong, tam-t, cym, clav, tub bells)-hp-vn.va.vc
occupation: mezzo-soprano solo - soprano voice - alto voice
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Michael Lewanski
Orchestra: Depaul University
2014-03-07 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), DePaul School of Music Concert Hall
Conductor: Yiorgos Vassilandonakis
Orchestra: Charleston Symphony
2012-11-02 | Charleston, SC (United States of America)
Conductor: Gil Rose
Orchestra: Slee Sinfonietta
2011-11-01 | Buffalo,NY (United States of America), Lippes Concert Hall
Conductor: Louis Karchin
Orchestra: Washington Square Ensemble
2011-04-06 | New York, NY (United States of America), Merkin Concert Hall
Conductor: David Dzubay
Orchestra: Indiana University's New Music Ensemble
2011-03-08 | Bloomington, IN (United States of America), Auer Hall
Orchestra: Rice University New Music Ensemble
2010-10-07 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Duncan Recital Hall
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2010-07-08 | Lenox, MA (United States of America), Tanglewood
Conductor: Julia Bentley
Orchestra: June in Buffalo / SUNY Buffalo
2010-06-04 | Buffalo, NY (United States of America), Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Cliff Colnot
2010-01-16 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Harris Theater
Conductor: David Gompper
2009-12-06 | Iowa City, IA (United States of America), Memorial Union - Ballroom
Orchestra: Network for New Music Ensemble
2009-11-01 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Presser Recital Hall, Settlement Music School — 15.00
2009-10-08 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Yale University
Conductor: Brad Lubman
Orchestra: Slee Sinfonietta
2009-06-05 | Buffalo, NY (United States of America), Lippes Concert Hall
Conductor: Virko Baley
2008-02-03 | Las Vegas, NV (United States of America), Doc Rando Recital
Orchestra: Network for New Music
2006-11-12 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America) | World Premiere
Bernard Rands’s work „now again – fragments from Sappho“ consists of four sections that suggest Invocation, Convocation, Consumation and Introspection. The texts are a compilation of renderings from Sappho which Rands combined into a sort of 'libretto' that forms the basis of a dialogue between the mezzo solo and the two women in the ensemble.

'The melodic lines and the harmonic language are somewhat simpler than that normally associated with my music', comments Rands, 'for the basic reason that Sappho was a singer (musician) who sang her love poems to the accompaniment of a lyre. I cannot conceive of a post-2nd Viennese sound world (of whatever kind) which would be suitable for such love poems.' (Bernard Rands)
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 12. November 2006 Philadelphia, PA (USA) · Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano · Network for New Music
Year of composition: 2006
instrumentation: fl(afl).cl(bcl)-tpt-perc(vib, wdbl, b.d, mar, s.d, bng, button gong, tam-t, cym, clav, tub bells)-hp-vn.va.vc
occupation: mezzo-soprano solo - soprano voice - alto voice
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Michael Lewanski
Orchestra: Depaul University
2014-03-07 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), DePaul School of Music Concert Hall
Conductor: Yiorgos Vassilandonakis
Orchestra: Charleston Symphony
2012-11-02 | Charleston, SC (United States of America)
Conductor: Gil Rose
Orchestra: Slee Sinfonietta
2011-11-01 | Buffalo,NY (United States of America), Lippes Concert Hall
Conductor: Louis Karchin
Orchestra: Washington Square Ensemble
2011-04-06 | New York, NY (United States of America), Merkin Concert Hall
Conductor: David Dzubay
Orchestra: Indiana University's New Music Ensemble
2011-03-08 | Bloomington, IN (United States of America), Auer Hall
Orchestra: Rice University New Music Ensemble
2010-10-07 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Duncan Recital Hall
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2010-07-08 | Lenox, MA (United States of America), Tanglewood
Conductor: Julia Bentley
Orchestra: June in Buffalo / SUNY Buffalo
2010-06-04 | Buffalo, NY (United States of America), Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Cliff Colnot
2010-01-16 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Harris Theater
Conductor: David Gompper
2009-12-06 | Iowa City, IA (United States of America), Memorial Union - Ballroom
Orchestra: Network for New Music Ensemble
2009-11-01 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Presser Recital Hall, Settlement Music School — 15.00
2009-10-08 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Yale University
Conductor: Brad Lubman
Orchestra: Slee Sinfonietta
2009-06-05 | Buffalo, NY (United States of America), Lippes Concert Hall
Conductor: Virko Baley
2008-02-03 | Las Vegas, NV (United States of America), Doc Rando Recital
Orchestra: Network for New Music
2006-11-12 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America) | World Premiere