- May 13, 2018 at 9:48 pm #564466
I’m working out a program for a relatively advanced community chorus that includes a section on Technology and how we interface with it.
I’m looking for something that is non-silly, and that might (in an ideal world) be on the longer-ish side (5+mins). I’m hoping for something like… a Herbert Howells Setting of Henry Ford’s Diary entries (ha!).
The rest of the set includes:
Cell Phone TurnOff (Paulus), Digital Wonder Watch (David Evan Thomas), & Five Romantic Miniatures (Crabtree).
Thanks in advance for ANY help and/or leads you could provide!
MBMay 14, 2018 at 9:07 am #564473
Michael A. GrayParticipant
You might look at “Madrigals for the Space Age” by Lalo Schifrin & Ray Bradbury (really deserves to be better known). While the voicing isn’t what you asked for, the most impressive work I know that drags technology into human reality is “A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map” for a men’s choir and kettledrums by Samuel Barber.
Hope that helps!
Michael A. Gray
http://www.graymichael.comMay 15, 2018 at 9:59 am #564617
My composition Invocation At Headwaters, for mixed Choir (no division) and piano (with optional bass and drums). about 6 minutes long – about living in harmony with the planet, solution to the CO2 dilemma.
Score from me….can listen online . Was commissioned for the California Section Leaders Honor Choir
Raymond EganMay 15, 2018 at 9:59 am #564618
Have a look at “Search,” by Caroline Mallonée. The text is assembled from autofill Google searches. There are three short movements: Curiosity, Contemplation, Desperation. Total about 8 min. SATB a cappella. Middle movement divides and has a soprano solo. The work is at times silly, but also wistful and tender. If you’re interested, message me and I can send a perusal score and link to a performance. email@example.com
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