INSTRUMENTATION: bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello
YEAR OF COMPOSITION: 2007
PREMIERE: October 6th, 2007 in Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo during Ultima festival, by ensemble recherche
COMMISSION: the piece was composed for ensemble recherche and their ongoing project ”The Witten In Nomine Broken Consort Book”
ABOUT: the starting point of the piece is the Benedictus movement in John Taverner’s ”Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas” from the 16th century. The cantus firmus is divided in six parts which all are represented in a short musical tableau. In each tableau I explore the relations and the boundaries between noise, energy levels, human voices and the fragmented melody. These melodic fragments keep reappearing in different tempi and registers throughout the piece, just as this cantus firmus has been celebrated in different musical ways during the centuries.
PUBLISHER: Swedish Music Information Centre