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Summer Summer

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Summer Summer : for saxophone, two voices and ensemble / Connor D'Netto.

by Connor D'Netto (2017)


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warm breeze, soft grass, sun

it's strangely quiet, the heavy air

the birds are calling somewhere else

mother says close the windows

before the rain

but, the smell of it -

how could I?

outside the clouds are

soft, white, gentle

looking down on worlds below

from crowded spaces

passing by

the humming, dizzying, sleepless -

a million pieces of black glass

peaking into other places


a small, well furnished room

overlooking crowded streets

warm tones, busy, bright

the distant din of social lives

unread books and paper piled high -

the room is rarely occupied

father says make sure you rest

but, there -

so much to see


verdant, expansive fields

it's perfectly quiet, for once

feeling time, it moves too fast

slipping past

with every breath

outside the clouds are

flat, endless, grey

a backdrop to the worlds below

the sunsets aren't quite as vivid

peaking into crowded spaces

a bird is singing -

calling somewhere else


a small unfurnished room

yet to be filled with books and papers

the humming, sleepless din silenced

mother asks how is the weather -

it's raining softly

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (26p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 6 mins

Commissioned by Bang on a Can.

First performance 31 Jul 17. Bang On A Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), USA

Includes performance notes.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
minimalism, concerto, post-minimalism

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 9790720208909

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