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The Torn Fields

The Torn Fields

for baritone and large ensemble


  • Instrumentation: baritone and ensemble
  • Edition: vocal/piano score
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: ED 12741 Q5954
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Description

Emotions from intense anger to morbid despair are conveyed through this powerful vocal work depicting the viewpoints of poets from the Great War.  Mark-Anthony Turnage's 'The Torn Fields' sets the words of Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg and Charles Sorley; the latter two of whom were killed in the trenches. Despite the dark nature of the work, it concludes with a symbol of humanity and hope, the music from the prologue returns with the poem Everyone Sang to creating a unified transcendence away from the fears and desolation of the torn fields.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Birmingham Contgemporary Music Group with financial assistance from West Midlands Arts and Sound Investors through BCMG's Sound Investment scheme
Content text:
I Prologue
II Loss (Rudyard Kipling)
III No more jokes (Isaac Rosenberg)
IV Wounded (Wilfried Owen)
V Interlude
VI The mouthless dead (Charles Sorley)
VII Aftermath (Siegfried Sassoon)
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 26'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2000
page number: 44

Emotions from intense anger to morbid despair are conveyed through this powerful vocal work depicting the viewpoints of poets from the Great War.  Mark-Anthony Turnage's 'The Torn Fields' sets the words of Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg and Charles Sorley; the latter two of whom were killed in the trenches. Despite the dark nature of the work, it concludes with a symbol of humanity and hope, the music from the prologue returns with the poem Everyone Sang to creating a unified transcendence away from the fears and desolation of the torn fields.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Birmingham Contgemporary Music Group with financial assistance from West Midlands Arts and Sound Investors through BCMG's Sound Investment scheme
Content text:
I Prologue
II Loss (Rudyard Kipling)
III No more jokes (Isaac Rosenberg)
IV Wounded (Wilfried Owen)
V Interlude
VI The mouthless dead (Charles Sorley)
VII Aftermath (Siegfried Sassoon)
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 26'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2000
page number: 44
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