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Cabbages and kings : mezzo-soprano voice with chamber ensemble

by Holly Harrison (2014)

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2014

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.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned as part of the 20th Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

First performance: by Enikő Gősi, Orkest de Ereprjis — 1 Mar 14. 20th Young Composers Meeting, Podium Gigant, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Winner of First Place, 20th Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn


Performances of this work

1 Mar 14: 20th Young Composers Meeting, Podium Gigant, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Featuring Enikő Gősi, Orkest de Ereprjis.

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