a golden string : for treble solo and mixed, spatialised voices
by Chris Williams (2012)
Score SampleView a sample of the score of this work
$13.18Add to cart
a golden string : for treble solo and mixed, spatialised voices / Chris Williams ; text by William Blake.
Library shelf no. 782.55542/WIL 6 [Available for loan]
The entire piece stems from a single melodic line (the golden thread), and this dictates the structure of the rest of the piece. Instigated by the solo treble, or soprano, this line is transformed into an enormous, synthetic echo around the space in an intricate, ever increasing canon.
The piece has been written in such a way to facilitate numerous interpretations and variable ensembles. Suggested timings are offered, however, the length of 'unmeasured' aspects of the score should be adjusted to suit the individual performance as they will depend on the number of singers, size of the space, and desired length of the performance. While the process of development is strictly indicated, its length may vary, as needed. Alterations of duration lengths and cues are left to the best discretion of the performers.
Instrumentation: Treble solo and mixed, spatialised voices (or soprano solo and SATB Choir).
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — The musical material is simple, but its execution and the coordination of the ensemble requires confident performers
Text by William Blake.
Winner of the Blake Society’s Tithe Grant, 2012.
Performances of this work
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.
To post a comment please login.