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Silk, opus 47

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Silk, opus 47 : for two sopranos, vibraphone, bass clarinet, double bass / Andrew Schultz.

by Andrew Schultz (1993)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 soprano voices, vibraphone, bass clarinet, double bass.
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Silk is a short work for two sopranos, vibraphone, bass clarinet and double bass composed for the Song Company in 1993. They gave the work its first performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of an Easter concert. The work is a setting of a short, anonymous Chinese poem that is both refined and erotic in its character.
Although a short work, the harmonic and melodic impulse of the work has been strongly influential in other of my instrumental works including Silk Canons and Silken Weave. The harmonic material of the work derives from an earlier a capella piece for the Song Company, Ekstasis. Like Ekstasis, Silk interweaves the two soprano voices in free and exultant counterpoint.

When you sat in your dark chair
Ripe with fat fruits of yellow.

Ripe fruits of yellow and red silk
Alive with blue lithe animals.

Pressing your scented, rose ended
Peach coloured feet against my face.

As you desired:
I was humiliated.

Anonymous Chinese erotica, c 14th Century

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (9p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4 mins

Commissioned for The Song Company.

First performance by The Song Company — 9 Apr 93. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

This is the 2nd Station of Via crucis Australis : an Australian journey of the Cross (The 14 stations of the Cross), to be performed in conjunction with visual art exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Easter 1993.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2013.

ISMN: 979-0-720138-27-5

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