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The hooves of fate : for SSAATTBB choir with percussion

by Dan Walker (2015)

Work Overview

This large work is a setting of the second section of James McAuley's poem 'The Blue Horses'. The contrasts between the beautiful imagery and the unmasked vitriol in the text is reflected in the various sections of the music. Slow quiet sections butt up against faster, rhythmically driving material: the percussion suggesting the the incessant clamour of a factory production line or construction site. This piece presents several challenges for the performers, with many divisi within voice-parts and chromatic and often audacious harmonic progressions. It would suit a fine tertiary or semi-professional ensemble.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir, percussion (shaker, tambourine, woodblock, hand drum or darabouka).

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Physically demanding and harmonically challenging

Commission note: Commissioned by Voyces.

First performance: by Voyces — Apr 15. Choralfest, Melbourne

Performances of this work

Apr 15: Choralfest, Melbourne. Featuring Voyces.

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