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Benedicto (treble choir with percussion)

by Joseph Twist (2008)



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Benedicto / Joseph Twist.

Library shelf no. 782.75525/TWI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This challenging work for treble voices and conga (or djembe) is inspired by various styles of world music, particularly the syncopated rhythms of samba music. The melodic and harmonic language is based pentatonic and mixolydian modes, adopted throughout etherial, aleotoric textures and energetic syncopated homophony throughout the piece.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: SSAA Choir with percussion (conga or djembe).

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Syncopated rhythms and sustained singing

Dedication note: Dedicated to Sydney Children's Choir Senior Choir, Lyn Williams

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Children's Choir.. Commissioned as part of a composer residency, 2008.


Performances of this work

17 Sep 2017: at Aurora: The Lightness of Being (Christ Church North Adelaide). Featuring Young Adelaide Voices, Christie Anderson.

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