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Work

2010
  • a song cycle for countertenor, clarinet in B flat, 2 violins, viola and cello
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Duration:
20' 00"
Contents:
13 movements

Samples

application/pdf,405k Score (405k) pages 1-3, 11-14, 19-21© Alex Taylor

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Programme Note

thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird is a musical setting of Wallace Stevens’s well-known poem of the same name. The cycle explores a range of musical textures and atmospheres, incorporating microtonal harmony and subtle timbral effects.

Text Note:
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens
Difficulty:
Advanced
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Performance History

World Premiere for P: thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird; Woodfield and co; 221010 22 Oct 2010 Performed by Thomas Woodfield (countertenor), Donald Nicholls (clarinet), Emily Bouwhuis (violin), Angela Suh (violin), Alex MacDonald (viola), Rachel Wells (cello), Alex Taylor (timebeater) at the Music Theatre, School of Music, Auckland University, in Auckland

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