a prayer (2013)
for female voice, oboe/english horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, baritone saxophone, trombone
Poetry by Joseph Addison
Duration: ca. 6'
Premiere: TBC Concert Series ::: October 2013 ::: Boston, MA
Christina Pecce, soprano
Jeralee Johnson, oboe/english horn
Emily Pecoraro, bass clarinet
Daniel Beilman, bassoon
Karen Cubides, baritone saxophone
David Arboleda, trombone
Graduate Recital ::: April 2014 ::: Boston, MA
a prayer sets the popular ‘Now I lay me down to sleep’ in an ominous landscape of floating textures and uneasy dissonances. As the voice yearns for purity, the brooding ensemble envelopes the voice and strives to drain its soul through the use of repetitive fragmented gestures and a lulling sense of deceptive calm.
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