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Calling music, op. 39 : Contrafactum I: "Soave sia il vento"

by Andrew Schultz (1989)

Audio Sample

Performance by The Hunter Orchestra, Roland Peelman from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 105

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 105 / works by Andrew Schultz.

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Calling music : contrafactum I, "Soave sia il vento" / Andrew Schultz.

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Work Overview

Calling Music was composed in 1991-92 for The Hunter Orchestra with financial assistance from an Australia Council Composer Fellowship. The work is dedicated to Roland Peelman, the orchestra's musical director.

The beautiful trio, "Soave sia il vento," from Mozart's opera, Cosi fan tutte, forms a starting - or rather, an ending - point for Calling Music. The text of that short piece is as follows: "Gentle be the breeze, calm be the waves, and every element smile in favour on their wish." My piece makes a number of references to that tender part of the opera and the earlier cries of farewell: "Addio! Addio! Addio!."

A 'contrafactum' is a vocal composition in which the original text is replaced by a new one; in this case the music is borrowed but without the voices - creating an absence or a gap.

Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A & B flat (2nd clarinet doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, percussion (1 player), strings.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: To Roland, with affection and esteem

Commission note: Commissioned for Hunter Symphony Orchestra.. Composed with the aid of an Australia Council Composer Fellowship

First performance: by The Hunter Orchestra, Roland Peelman — 17 Sep 92. Maitland Town Hall, NSW

Performances of this work

13 Mar 93: Qld Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane. Featuring Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Roland Peelman.

18 Sep 92: Newcastle City Hall, NSW. Featuring The Hunter Orchestra, Roland Peelman.

17 Sep 92: Maitland Town Hall, NSW. Featuring The Hunter Orchestra, Roland Peelman.

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