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À Aurore

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À Aurore : for Renaissance quartet / music by Victoria Pham ; words by George Sand.

by Victoria Pham (2018)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano, portative organ (G1-D1), viola da gamba (7 string), tenor viol.
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The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries have fascinated me for a number of years. Not in the least that the figure who dominates the work is a woman, exalted and adorned with symbols or the six senses. But perhaps this is what is the most interesting; that the Lady is still, silent and yet within that silence, her presence profoundly powerful. Seemingly contradictory to her mute and ethereal aura, I have found the words of French female poet and author George Sand evocative, soft, amber and burgundy - reflective of he hues and that I associate with the tapestries. Her words (with flickers of reference to her musical partner, Frederic Chopin) and the colours of the 16th century tapestry inspired my work, À Aurore, for renaissance quartet.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (10p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 5 mins, 30 sec.

Dedication note: Dedicated to George Sand whose words, shaped with colour and woven with threads of burgundy and amber, inspired the music for this work
Commission info: Commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales for 'The Lady and the Unicorn' Exhibition 2018

Includes program note (in French and English), performance notes and copy of full text.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
Renassiance Ensemble

Typeset edition.

This edition produced May 20.

ISMN: 979-0-67311-975-8

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