NEW WORLD SUITE No. 3, Part 2: WHO IS THE FLUTEPLAYER?

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NEW WORLD SUITE No. 3, Part 2: WHO IS THE FLUTEPLAYER?

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String Trio
Violin, Viola, and Cello
Alternate Title
WHO IS THE FLUTEPLAYER?
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
6
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Composer's Note:

New World Suite No. 3, a singular poetic achievement by the great Canadian poet Robert Bringhurst, is subtitled “Four Movements for Three Voices.” He intended that the poem be performed by three speakers, reading simultaneously. Their different parts are laid out on the page in successive “staves” indicating their contrapuntal relationships, much like a musical score. Metaphorically, Bringhurst identified the voices as violin, viola, and cello. My composition takes that suggestion literally, translating the poem for a string trio in which the musicians speak Bringhurst’s words while playing.

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Performance Note: musicians are required to speak text while performing.

First Perfomance
May 20, 2018
Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
instrumental trio
Instrumentalist(s) speak or perform text
Genre/Theme

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Instrument
violin , viola , cello

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