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The Floating Bride, The Crimson Village

for soprano and orchestra

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  18m
Instrumentation:  12*11; 2110; timp., 2 perc.; cel, hp; strings | (Perc: bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, tambourine, tam-tam)

Year:  2008
Duration:  18m
Instrumentation  12*11; 2110; timp., 2 perc....

Ross Harris

Composer:   Ross Harris

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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