VOCALISE (2006)

VOCALISE (2006)

for soprano and piano

instrumentation: S, pno
duration: 4 min
première: June 30, 2010, Haus der Deutschen Ensemble Akademie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ellen Luker – soprano, Vito Žuraj – piano

VOCALISE (2006)

for soprano, viola da gamba and harpsichord

instrumentation: S, vla d/g, cemb
duration: 4 min
première: August 21, 2006, 24th Festival Radovljica, Slovenia
Musica Cubicularis

VOCALISE

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VOCALISE

(full recording)

Ellen Luker – soprano, Vito Žuraj – piano
University of Music Karlsruhe

ABOUT

VOCALISE was initially scored for voice and piano, with a later version for voice, viola da gamba and harpsichord. As the title indicates, the piece is a wordless monologue for soprano with instrumental accompaniment. The soprano indulges in fanciful acrobatics, trills and – rarely – sustained cantilena. The accompaniment punctuates and comments on the soprano’s melodic line, evoking the impression of a sort of latter-day recitativo accompagnato.

Alwyn Tomas Westbrooke

XXIV Festival Radovljica (2006)

Published by Festival Radovljica

Musica Cubicularis

recorded pieces:
VOCALISE

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