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SEBASTIAN CURRIER (b. 1959)The Nymphs Are Departed (2006): Text by T. S. Eliot

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/9780199390960.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses American composer Sebastian Currier’s The Nymphs Are Departed (2006). Disarmingly simple in appearance, and confined throughout within a practicable range, this arresting short ... More


TIM EWERS (b. 1958)Moondrunk (2000): Text by Albert Giraud; trans. Cecil Gray

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/9780199390960.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses English composer Tim Ewers’s Moondrunk (2000). This short piece is a confident and clearly imagined setting of an English translation of the first poem of Arnold Schoenberg’s ... More


MISSY MAZZOLI (b. 1980)As Long As We Live (2013): Text by Walt Whitman

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/9780199390960.003.0047
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes American composer Missy Mazzoli’s As Long As We Live (2013). Showing the influence of figures such as the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen as well as some of those involved in ... More


STEPHEN BARCHAN (b. 1982)Two Songs about Spiders (2010/2011): Texts: traditional

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/9780199390960.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines British composer Stephen Barchan’s Two Songs about Spiders (2010/2011), an enchanting little piece with a growing reputation. These vivid settings of well-loved nursery ... More


RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (1936–2012)A Garland for Marjory Fleming (1969): Text by Marjory Fleming

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/9780199391028.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter introduces Richard Rodney Bennett's A Garland for Marjory Fleming for the young, relatively inexperienced performer. Here, the five songs are perfectly balanced to provide contrast of ... More


OLIVER KNUSSEN (1952–2018)Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke (1988): Text by Rainer Maria Rilke; translated by Stephen Mitchell

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/9780199391028.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines a compelling solo work by Oliver Knussen in which his command of style and acute sensitivity to vocal and verbal subtleties are immediately apparent. Here, pitches and rhythms ... More


ERNST KRENEK (1900–1991)The Flea (1960): Text by John Donne

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/9780199391028.003.0044
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores Ernst Krenek’s setting of John Donne’s poem, ‘The Flea’. Krenek’s work is an exuberant piece of twelve-tone writing, referring back, not without irony, to his Viennese heritage, ... More


JOSEPH SCHWANTNER (b. 1943)Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro (1980): Text by Agueda Pizarro; translated by Barbara Stoler Miller

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/9780199391028.003.0077
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter presents a highly energetic and dramatic showpiece by Joseph Schwantner. The two substantial settings of poems by the Colombian-American surrealist poet Agueda Pizarro were written for ... More


NARESH SOHAL (1939–2018)Poems of Tagore I (1970): Text by Rabindranath Tagore

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/9780199391028.003.0082
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter introduces a scena composed by Naresh Sohal, which is based on the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. This piece exerts a powerful appeal, with its arresting blend of Eastern and Western ... More


MICHAEL ZEV GORDON (b. 1963)Into the Dark (2014): Text by Ruth Padel

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/9780199390960.003.0074
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter looks at Michael Zev Gordon’s Into the Dark (2014). Michael Zev Gordon is a composer of consistency, rigour, and broad sympathies, now rightfully gaining wide recognition for his ... More


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