Benedicto (treble choir with percussion)
by Joseph Twist (2008)
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This challenging work for treble voices and conga (or djembe) is inspired by various styles of world music, particularly the syncopated rhythms of samba music. The melodic and harmonic language is based pentatonic and mixolydian modes, adopted throughout etherial, aleotoric textures and energetic syncopated homophony throughout the piece.
Instrumentation: SSAA Choir with percussion (conga or djembe).
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Syncopated rhythms and sustained singing
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Children's Choir.. Commissioned as part of a composer residency, 2008.
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