The Mythical creatures: Part 2 : soprano with ensemble
by Paul Kopetz (2013)
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The Mythical Creatures song cycle is a collection of pieces for voice(s) and instrumental ensemble describing various mythical beings from cultures around the world. Each continent is represented by at least one such creature. The evocative text comes from the pen of Brisbane poet Svyetlana Hadgraft. For practical reasons the work is divided into 2 parts of 5 songs each.
The suggested performance order of the songs in Part 2 is Coyote, Unicorn, Yeti, Phoenix and Leprechaun. Each of these pieces can be performed as soprano solos with ensemble accompaniment. Alternatively Unicorn and Yeti can be baritone or counter tenor solos with ensemble accompaniment. Coyote and Leprechaun can be performed as duets between soprano and baritone or counter tenor with ensemble accompaniment.
Instrumentation: Soprano (opt. baritone or counter tenor), wind quintet (flute doubling on piccolo), and piano
Duration: 21 min.
Contents note: Coyote -- Unicorn -- Yeti -- Phoenix -- Leprechaun.
Winner of Merit Award in the Boston Metropolitan Opera International Composers' Competition 2014
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