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Electric songs

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Electric songs : cantata for soloists, choir, theremin, bells and instrumental ensemble / Martin Friedel.

by Martin Friedel (2006)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano soloist, bass soloist, SATB choir, trumpet in C, tenor trombone, percussion, vibraphone, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, theremin (optional), choir bells.
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Electric Songs is the fourth of my 'science' cantatas. The texts used are drawn and adapted from a wide variety of historical, mythical and scientific narratives about electricity from the writings of Ovid, Pliny the Elder, Benjamin Franklin and others. Electric Songs traces the lightning-like forking path of human enlightenment and folly that we know as progress, and uses music to move our understanding beyond the merely factual. The introduction contained in the full score explores these themes in detail.

The structure of Electric Songs uses the interplay between solo voices of individual characters and choral forces in a series of short dramatic scenes with short semi-improvised exchanges between theremin and cello creating scene-changing interludes.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (126p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 36 mins

Commissioned by Astra Chamber Music Society with funds provided by Arts Victoria.

First performance by Astra Chamber Orchestra, John McCaughey, Astra Choir — 2 Oct 05. Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, as part of the Astra 2005 Concert Series

Includes programme notes and libretto.

Libretto by the composer

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720132-22-8

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