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Stolen Airs

Stolen Airs

for cello and piano


  • Instrumentation: cello and piano
  • Edition: score and part
  • Order No.: ED 13864
€14.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.17 kg

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description
Stolen Airs takes as its starting point an episode from Sylvie and the Songman, an opera I am writing in collaboration with the novelist Tim Binding. The Songman has developed the technique of stealing the voices and songs of birds and animals, and eventually humans. Slowly stealing Sylvie’s voice, the Songman offers to give back her song if she will tell him the secret of a group of instruments invented by her father that have produced an all-powerful single sonority. Using this scenario, the music of Stolen Airs moves from a dark place towards three simple airs, with a distant, different air as a quiet coda. John Casken
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Dr Elizabeth Manning as a gift for her husband, Professor Peter Manning, to celebrate his retriement after a long and distinguished career at the University of Durham
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3680-1
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886027442
Uraufführung : 24. November 2015 Durham, Durham University Music School, Palace Green (UK) · Philip Higham, cello; Alasdair Beatson, piano · Veranstalter: Musicon
Year of composition: 2015
page number: 40
Performances
2018-12-06 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester — 13:10
2018-05-26 | Alwinton, Northumberland (United Kingdom), The Church of St Michael and All Angels — 19:30
2017-01-23 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19:30
2017-01-18 | London (United Kingdom), 22 Mansfield Street — 19:30
2015-11-24 | Durham (United Kingdom), Durham University Music School, Palace Green — 19:30 | World Premiere
Stolen Airs takes as its starting point an episode from Sylvie and the Songman, an opera I am writing in collaboration with the novelist Tim Binding. The Songman has developed the technique of stealing the voices and songs of birds and animals, and eventually humans. Slowly stealing Sylvie’s voice, the Songman offers to give back her song if she will tell him the secret of a group of instruments invented by her father that have produced an all-powerful single sonority. Using this scenario, the music of Stolen Airs moves from a dark place towards three simple airs, with a distant, different air as a quiet coda. John Casken
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Dr Elizabeth Manning as a gift for her husband, Professor Peter Manning, to celebrate his retriement after a long and distinguished career at the University of Durham
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3680-1
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886027442
Uraufführung : 24. November 2015 Durham, Durham University Music School, Palace Green (UK) · Philip Higham, cello; Alasdair Beatson, piano · Veranstalter: Musicon
Year of composition: 2015
page number: 40
2018-12-06 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester — 13:10
2018-05-26 | Alwinton, Northumberland (United Kingdom), The Church of St Michael and All Angels — 19:30
2017-01-23 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19:30
2017-01-18 | London (United Kingdom), 22 Mansfield Street — 19:30
2015-11-24 | Durham (United Kingdom), Durham University Music School, Palace Green — 19:30 | World Premiere