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Shimmerwords and Idle Songs

Shimmerwords and Idle Songs

(Selected Poems of the Tang Dynasty)


  • Instrumentation: soprano and piano
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: ED 13106 Q6613
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Composed in 2007 for the Leeds Lieder festival, Hesketh's Shimmerwords and Idle Songs for soprano and piano is a 18 minute song cycle made up of six songs in four sections. The text is taken from a collection of Chinese poetry from the 8th and 9th centuries which cover various subjects from nature and travel to life itself. The music is both colourful and direct with an abundance of humour and clarity.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Leeds Lieder+ 2007 with funds partly provided by the RVW Trust
Content text: I Traveling Moon
II Enjoying Pine and Bamboo
III Three Commentaries: A Song of the Palace · The Philosopher · The Red Cockatoo
IV Sitting Idle at the North Window
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 18'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 34
Composed in 2007 for the Leeds Lieder festival, Hesketh's Shimmerwords and Idle Songs for soprano and piano is a 18 minute song cycle made up of six songs in four sections. The text is taken from a collection of Chinese poetry from the 8th and 9th centuries which cover various subjects from nature and travel to life itself. The music is both colourful and direct with an abundance of humour and clarity.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Leeds Lieder+ 2007 with funds partly provided by the RVW Trust
Content text: I Traveling Moon
II Enjoying Pine and Bamboo
III Three Commentaries: A Song of the Palace · The Philosopher · The Red Cockatoo
IV Sitting Idle at the North Window
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 18'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 2007
page number: 34