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Fragments of Solitude

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Fragments of Solitude : [eScore] / music by Cameron Lam ; text from 'The Solitudes' by Luis de Góngora as translated by Edith Grossman.

by Cameron Lam (2014)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano, piano.
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    Performance by Amelia Golding, Alison Cameron from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 106.

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Fragments of Solitude is based on the exquisite translation of Luis de Góngora's 'The Solitudes' translated by Edith Grossman, published in 2012. The work is immense, so I have taken glimpses and fragments of the text rather than the whole 2000 lines.

Rather than a strict setting of Góngora's narrative I instead wanted to follow the fragments of the pilgrim's journey as a metaphor of self-exploration and power and terror of solitude, the time when we get know ourselves.


Each song deals with a different section of the pilgrim's journey and another aspect of the self.

To emulate this journey, you the performer, construct the program order of this song cycle. Dedication and Wandering are starting and finishing points respectively but the other seven works can be performed in any order. I encourage you to try a few different orders to get a feel for which route suits your own personal journey.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (68p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 32 min.

Contents note:

1. Dedication -- 2. Offering -- 3. Liquor -- 4. Rest -- 5. Fortune -- 6. Death -- 7. Rebel -- 8. Tranquil -- 9. Wandering.

First performance by Amelia Golding, Alison Cameron — 14 Dec 15. Logans Pianos, Burwood, NSW

Includes program notes, performance notes and copy of full lyrics.

Text from 'The Solitudes' by Luis de Góngora as translated by Edith Grossman.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 11 Sep 17.


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