Night songs : wind quintet
by David Hush (2016)
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Library shelf no. CD 2792 [Available for loan]
The title Night songs was inspired by Goethe's "Night Song" (1804). In particular, the music seeks to capture three distinct sensations evoked, directly or indirectly, by Goethe's poem: the sense of freedom and release occasioned by looking up at the sky on a starry night; the sense of wistful longing; and the sense of mystery.
While one of the main sources of melodic inspiration was Sephardic vocal music, from the harmonic standpoint I was influenced by Bartok and Bloch.
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, bassoon.
Duration: 10 min.
Contents note: In 4 movements
Commission note: Commissioned for Windfall (ensemble).
First performance: by Windfall (ensemble) — 21 Jun 16. St Andrews Anglican Church, Lane Cove, Sydney
Resonate article: Writing for Windfall by David Hush
Performances of this work
21 Jun 16: St Andrews Anglican Church, Lane Cove, Sydney. Featuring Windfall (ensemble).
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