The naming (duos: mezzo-soprano, baritone with chamber ensemble)
by Jessica Wells (2010)
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Performance by Chronology Arts from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 25.
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I've used the Celtic folk song "O Waly Waly" as a starting point to the piece - a lullaby sung by a parent to their child (as I did with my son) and symbolises the name a child is given by the parents.
As the child grows older the name takes on more complexity, as
first heard in the retrograde of the melody, and then by
modulation, rhythmic manipulation and chords derived from the
Complexity grows, as does the child into an adult, and takes ownership of their name. Making it their own. The original melody is present throughout, as a symbol of the "building blocks" of character.
Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone, clarinet in B-flat, cello, piano.
Duration: 4 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Chronology Arts.. Commissioned by Chronology Arts 2010 for their "Stations of Creation" concert
First performance: by Chronology Arts — 8 Dec 10. Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney
- Influenced by: Celtic folk music
Performances of this work
8 Dec 10: Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney. Featuring Chronology Arts.
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