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Brightside Suite : music theatre

by David Gale and Frank Millward (1985)

Audio Sample

Performance by Lumiere & Son Theatre Company from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 50.

This sample is of the Quartets: Soprano, alto, tenor, bass version of this work

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 50.

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CD

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 50.

Version: This product features the Quartets: Soprano, alto, tenor, bass version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2624 [Available for loan]

Brightside suite

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Score & Part

Brightside suite : music theatre / text: David Gale ; music: Frank Millward.

Library shelf no. 782.14/MIL 1 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

A dance music theatre work - winner of the "Perrier Award 1986 " Edinburgh Festival - through composed score featuring sound-scapes devised and directed with Hilary Westlake - dialogue and lyrics by David Gale.

Work Details

Year: 1985

Instrumentation: Soprano and Baritone, Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Duration: 18 min.

Contents note: No One Knows How Fine They Are (4’ 32”) -- Ella (3’ 46”) -- Your Will Never Waivers (3’ 30”) -- All I Want (2’ 00”) -- Stella (3’ 36”).

Five pieces from the full work for Soprano and Baritone, Choir and Chamber Orchestra

In Brightside a poem, written to a pre-prepared scenario, was interpreted using music, song, dialogue and movement. Synthesising these so that no one form dominates another, Brightside develops themes of blind optimism, obstructive cynicism and misguided treachery. This work was originally performed by Lumiere and Son Theatre Company London.

The published score is a re-orchestration of the original score that was performed as an electro-acoustic piece, disseminated through an immersive quadraphonic system. This re-orchestration is ideally suited to an acoustic concert presentational format and works well in accompanying a solo or small ensemble dance component.

Subjects

Performances of this work

13 Aug 2015: at Visual Music (Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music).

1 Sep 85: ICA London. Featuring Lumiere & Son Theatre Company.

Aug 85: Cardiff, Wales

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