Cabbages and kings : mezzo-soprano voice with chamber ensemble
by Holly Harrison (2014)
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Cabbages and Kings is a fun collision of rock, funk, and jazz, experimenting with the integration of rock vocalisations and an operatic style as a type of 'rock-opera' portmanteau. The lyrics are snippets of text taken from Lewis Carroll's nonsense books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, rearranged to form a new non-linear narrative, grouping phrases according to rhythm and theme. The piece is especially concerned with cats, bats, mice, and pigs….and, of course, cabbages and kings.
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, piccolo, flute, B♭ clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, B♭ trumpet, horn in F, 2 tenor trombones, tuba, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, drum kit.
Duration: 4 min.
Commission note: Commissioned as part of the 20th Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
Winner of First Place, 20th Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn
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