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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Clift, Paul: Qui, dove mezzo son 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The structure of the Petrarchan sonnet is well known: two verses of four lines (the ‘octave’), followed by two of three (the ‘sestet’); the former emphasises doubt, ambiguity, incompleteness, whereas the latter, whose arrival is signalled by an abrupt change in tone, proposes a ‘solution’, or in the very least, presents a more optimistic perspective.

    This work evolves in a sort of metaphorical parallel to Sonnet n° 113, from which its name is derived:

    Friend, on this spot, I life but half endure
    (Would I were wholly here and you content),
    Where from the storm and wind my course I bent,
    Which suddenly had left the skies obscure.
    Fain would I tell—for here I feel me sure—
    Why lightnings now no fear to me present;
    And why unmitigated, much less spent,
    E'en as before my fierce desires allure.
    Soon as I reach'd these realms of love, and saw
    Where, sweet and pure, to life my Laura came,
    Who calms the air, at rest the thunder lays;
    Love in my soul, where she alone gives law,
    Quench'd the cold fear and kindled the fast flame;
    What were it then on her bright eyes to gaze!
    -trans. Robert Guthrie MacGregor

    It is dedicated to Slovene flautist, Anja Brezavšček.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
10
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
C bass
Saxophone
1
Soprano
Bass
Trombone
2
Tenor
Bass
Tenor
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Crotales
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Other
Keyboard
2
Piano
Accordion

 

 

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