The Eccho (2001)

(Where do these Voices stray ; Erring each step anew, While they false paths persue ; Through many windings crookedly proceed)

...Commissioned by Brilliant Cut Vocal Ensemble, Bloemfontein...

Mel.: Hofmeyr, Hendrik (born in 1957) [South Africa]


Text by Leigh, Richard (1649-1728)
Edition
Published by Hofmeyr Editions [South Africa]
Number of pages : 12
Type of material: Full score
Description
Text in: English
Epoque: 21st century (2001-2010)
Genre-Style-Form: Contemporary
Mood of the piece: mystical
Type of Choir: SSATBB (6 mixed voices)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 4
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): D
Duration: 3.5 min.
Origin: South Africa
Comment(s): This is a contemporary madrigal for 6 voices. The composer imagines himself in a dark, mysterious forrest. Beautiful musical sketches are made of the sometimes bitter text, allowing the voice parts to "loose" their way in "false paths".
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