The Blue of Distance for a cappella choir

Martinaitytė, Žibuoklė
Title: The Blue of Distance for a cappella choir
Authors: Martinaitytė, Žibuoklė (Composer)
Product number: 9790550118560
Product form: Sheet music
Availability: Delivery in 7-16 days
Publication date: 4.5.2023
Price: 9,90 € (9,00 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Edition: 2023
Publication year: 2023
Language: English
Pages: 18
Product family: Celebrating women composers
Choral works
Mixed choir
Finnish library classification: 78.3411 Sekakuorot
Key words: sekakuorot
The Blue of Distance for a cappella choir (SSAATTBB, no text) was composed in 2010 and premiered by Jauna Muzika with conductor Vaclovas Augustinas, on October 25, 2010 at the Gaida festival in Vilnius, Lithuania. Martinaitytė tells: When searching for the lyrics for my choral piece, I encountered an alluring phrase “the blue of distance”. It remained just a poetical-philosophical hint since the text itself doesn't get utilized at all. Instead, the function of the lyrics is given to a set of speech sounds - mostly humming or the sung open vowels “a-e-i-o-u”. In one part of the piece these vowels/letters appear as chords, they determine the succession of entrances of choral voices and their interrelationships.

Duration: c. 13-16'

The works of New York -based Lithuanian composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (b. 1973) have been lauded as breathtaking and profoundly moving. Her stimulating music bristles with energy and tension and revolves often around the subject of beauty, which she calls both a guiding principle and an aesthetic measure for sonic quality.

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