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

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Matej, Daniel: MORSeARIA 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    As far as composing itself is concerned, for many years it has been various numerical sequences that have inspired me and served as a method. These numerical sequences I apply to both horizontal and vertical relationships, as well as to metrical-rhythmic and tectonic ones. I’m also interested in diverse manners of applying anagrams to creation. I’ve recently become intrigued by metrics and rhythms derivable from various articulations of the Morse code.

    All this materialised in some way or other when I was composing the “aria” for Eva Šušková. The idea to set the Agnus Dei sequence to music (with emphasis on its Miserere) arose as spontaneously as the original musical inspiration. This surprised me. It’s only rarely that I have any ideas related to liturgical texts. The “chilly revelation” came later: My close friend of many years Juraj Kušnierik unexpectedly passed away on 13th November, just a few weeks after I finished the “aria”. I suddenly realised that it may have been my spirit foreboding our involuntary passing, sending the plea for mercy (which, after all, all of us need)...

    Daniel Matej

  • Technical specs: 

    Performance note (ensemble accompaniment):
    The accompanying ensemble should consist of a combination of at least three instruments, which can easily play long and soft sustained tones (e. g. such as flutes, clarinets, strings or accordion) to accompany the main vocal line as indicated in the score (acc 1 – acc 3). The instrumental voices could be doubled, or tripled or multiplied, but always in a set of another trio(s) of the instruments. The ensemble also can be enriched at “noise places” (e. g. places, indicated as senza suono and in a final part of the piece) by any other instruments ad libitum.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
7
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Clarinet
1
B-flat
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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