NIGHTCHANTS - SETTINGS OF AMERICAN INDIAN, AFRICAN, AND SANSKRIT TEXTS

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NIGHTCHANTS - SETTINGS OF AMERICAN INDIAN, AFRICAN, AND SANSKRIT TEXTS

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Scoring
SATB
Instrumentation
various solo voices
Alternate Title
NIGHTCHANTS
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
55
Movements
13

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Description

Composed for the 6-voice ensemble "LISTEN". 
Featured by Chanticleer in their 'Sound in Spirit' concerts, these are brief experimental settings to explore the spiritual power of chant.

  1. Incantation
  2. Lullaby
  3. Love Poems
  4. Mateka
  5. Chililo
  6. Mafuve
  7. Call of the River Nun
  8. Song of Bekotsidi
  9. Creation of the Moon
  10. Whatever Place I come on trouble
  11. The Dead who climb up to the sky
  12. NightChant
  13. Grace to You

 

Comments

Chant structures include improvisation, graphic notation. free repetition, and extended vocal techniques. 

First Perfomance
LISTEN, Red Eye Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 1986
Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
Some chants are set in the original languages: Sanskrit, Ndau Portuguese, Navajo, and Greek. Some are translations by W. S. Merwin.
Ensemble Type
choral a cappella
Genre/Theme
Instrument
chorus mixed (SATB)

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