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Sheet Music: Performance Parts

The naming / Jessica Wells.

by Jessica Wells (2010)

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  • Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone, clarinet in B-flat, cello, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Chronology Arts from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 25.


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I've used the Celtic folk song "O Waly Waly" as a starting point to the piece - a lullaby sung by a parent to their child (as I did with my son) and symbolises the name a child is given by the parents.

As the child grows older the name takes on more complexity, as first heard in the retrograde of the melody, and then by modulation, rhythmic manipulation and chords derived from the melody.

Complexity grows, as does the child into an adult, and takes ownership of their name. Making it their own. The original melody is present throughout, as a symbol of the "building blocks" of character.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 5 performance parts (12p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 4 mins

Commission info: Commissioned by Chronology Arts 2010 for their "Stations of Creation" concert

First performance by Chronology Arts — 8 Dec 10. Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney

Typeset edition.

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Score: The naming / Jessica Wells.

Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 25.
CD: Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 25.


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