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The Floating Bride, The Crimson Village

for solo soprano and orchestra

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  18m
Instrumentation:  12(cor)11; 211(bass)0; timp; perc; cl; hp; strings and solo soprano

Year:  2008
Duration:  18m
Instrumentation  12(cor)11; 211(bass)0; timp...

Ross Harris
Composer

Composer:   Ross Harris

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To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

The song cycle The Floating Bride, The Crimson Village was written as part of my residency at the New Zealand School of Music in 2008. A casual conversation with writer Vincent O’Sullivan led to him writing fifteen poems inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall. I set eleven of these for performance at the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson 2009. While the original is for voice and piano I always had in mind orchestral sounds for the accompaniment.


Contents note


1. A rooster is walking the bluest night
2. Tu es ma belle
3. The dancer
4. The ladder to the moon
5. The rabbi
6. Give me a green horse
7. As the night
8. You can talk
9. I know the road
10. Like a scarlet lake
11. Mon Dieu


Text note

Text by Vincent O'Sullivan


Performance history