All those ways of leaving : for soprano, wind quartet and piano
by Stuart Greenbaum (2009)
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Library shelf no. 783.6654/GRE 1 [Available for loan]
These 6 interludes were written to accompany a live book reading of Nick Earls's short story, 'All Those Ways of Leaving'. They may also be played in their in their own right. If performed with the narration, as in the premiere, a text sectionalisation plan is available form the composer and permission would need to be sought from the author, Nick Earls.
Instrumentation: Soprano, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano. Auxiliary percussion played by sextet includes triangle, temple bell and small ride cymbal. May be performed with or without story narration.
Duration: 21 min.
Contents note: I. The golden hair (oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano) -- II. Morphine (oboe, horn, bassoon, piano, temple bell) -- III. A day out (oboe, clarinet, piano, ride cymbal, triangle) -- IV. Leaving (it’s almost summer) (clarinet, bassoon) -- V. Another thing finished (soprano, horn, piano) -- VI. The golden rope (escape) (full ensemble).
The musical work does not set any of the words from the story (the soprano sings wordless phonetics). Copyright is vested fully in the music / composer, unless also performed with the story in which case there would be shared rights between the music and the story.
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