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the abundance of breath : for soprano and trumpet

by Luke Paulding (2009)

abundance of breath


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the abundance of breath : for soprano and trumpet / Luke Paulding.

Library shelf no. Q 783.6654/PAU 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

the abundance of breath explores a very fluid and 'instrumental' approach to the soprano and trumpet. There are moments when they merge into a single breathing, gasping, growling creature; others where they stalk each other with poetic sensuality and an unearthly grace. The text is highly colouristic and largely nonsensical, reminiscent of the 'imaginary languages' conjured in Kurt Schwitters "Ursonate", or György Ligeti's "Aventures".

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Soprano, trumpet (in C).

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Deborah Kayser, Tristram Williams

Commission note: Commissioned by the Musical Society of Victoria, courtesy of the inaugural David Henkels Composition Award 2009

First performance: by Deborah Kayser, Tristram Williams — 25 Oct 09. Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

Winner of the David Henkels Composition Award 2009


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Performances of this work

25 Oct 09: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne. Featuring Deborah Kayser, Tristram Williams.

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