NIGHTBAY

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NIGHTBAY
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Title:
Nightbay

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$4.50

Year Authored (or revised): 

1975

Scoring: 

sop, cb

Duration (min): 

10

Text Source/Author: 

Texts:vocalise ,syllables,swahili: PD

Composed for Candace Natvig and Jon English, during their sojourn in Amsterdam as a new music duo called Muziek Nu. Begun at Long Hill 8.VIII.75, completed 10.XI.75 at Fürli (Seelisberg CH) and performed in Utrecht the following month (14 November 1975). “Texted” impressionistically, with vowel timbres and interrupted fragments: “would I go in green,” “hard by the la[GOON] when new [A]gain to you,” “we Thee ever Thy beau[TY],” “rangi kamanye kunde nyeusitunda kama zambara u, wakati wafua kali… umeme wa…upande” [Swahili, various fruits and vegetables], “when I…” “per desertum quadraginta a[NNI]…aut in quo contristavi te,” “would I de[PART].” Revised, Iowa City (September 1978) and performed by the CNM, Hibbard conducting(!).

Ensemble Type: 

voice(s)+ 1 inst or tape playback non-keyboard
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