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Lament for Dunblane

Sheet Music: Score

Lament for Dunblane : for 4 solo singers / Jennifer Fowler.

by Jennifer Fowler (1996)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, tenor, bass.
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    Performance by The Song Company, Roland Peelman from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 93.

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On Wednesday, 13th March, 1996, sixteen children, all 5 years old, were shot and killed at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Their teacher was also killed. Eleven more children and two other teachers were shot and injured.

The text of Lament for Dumblane is a response to this tragedy although it refers to it only obliquely.

The music spins out a long line of lamentation, divided between antiphonal sopranos. I was aiming to explore the expressive potential of using quite strict limitations: deploying a few notes at a time, twisting and turning in such a way as to keep a sense of momentum. The tenor and bass parts underpin the line, using the bleak intervals of 4th & 5ths particularly at cadence points, but they also unsettle the line with uneasy independent movement.

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

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional or good amateur.

Duration: 9 min.

First performance by The Song Company, Roland Peelman — 20 Jun 97. Access Contemporary Art Gallery, 36 Boronia St, Redfern, Sydney, NSW

Copyright held by J. Fowler.

Manuscript with composer.

First performance by The Song Company, in Sydney, 20 June 1997 -- Composer's note.

Computer-notated score.

Notated using Score programme.

Text by the composer.

Typeset edition.

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This work is also available in the following products:

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 93.
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 93.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Unaccompanied SATB Choir

 

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Analysis & Media

- Program note: Lament for Dunblane Jennifer Fowler


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