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LORI LAITMAN (b. 1955)Men with Small Heads (2000): Texts by Thomas Lux

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0040
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies Lori Laitman’s Men with Small Heads (2000). From a large and tempting selection of song cycles, this one is especially to be prized, since the counter-tenor repertoire is in need ... More


ROSS EDWARDS (b. 1943)The Hermit of Green Light (1979): Text by Michael Dransfield

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores The Hermit of Green Light by Ross Edwards. Here, Edwards shows acute awareness of the incisive quality and enviable consistency of timbre of the counter-tenor voice type. The ... More


JOHN McLEOD (b. 1934)Peacocks With a Hundred Eyes (1984): Texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Christina Rossetti

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0051
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses Peacocks with a Hundred Eyes by John McLeod. Written for counter-tenor, this cycle skilfully exploits the distinctive timbre of that voice. Here, McLeod manages to create an ... More


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