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Herliņš, Oskars: Sonnet Nr. 28 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Sonnet Nr. 28
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Keywords: 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    "Sonnet Nr. 28" is a choral piece for mixed choir of 24 voices. The piece employs Sonnet Nr. 28 by William Shakespeare – this sonnet tells the story of an unhappy man (possibly poet himself), who suffers from extremely hard work during the day and from psychological torture of visions of the beloved by night. Although it was very important for me as a composer to understand the meaning of the sonnet, in the piece I treated the text mostly in the way it forms the timbre of the sound rather than clearly comprehensible text. 24 voices of a choir are split evenly into 6 sopranos, 6 altos, 6 tenors and 6 basses. Voices are treated differently throughout the piece – sometimes they form rather traditional four-part setting and sometimes all voices have their own independent parts, which form different counterpointal structures. Regarding the timbre of sound – one can divide it in traditional sounds of singing and sounds with no particular pitch.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
24
Musicians
Soprano(s)
6
Alto(s)
6
Tenor(s)
6
Bass(es)
6

 

 

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