|Of Seas and Self (V.113)
Written for the Nashua Symphony's Ripple Effect project, Of Seas and Self marries original poetry with music to create a short song cycle exploring the idea of identity.
The five songs flow in one uninterrupted gesture. A slow, atmospheric opening reflects the unknown nature of identity; this is followed by a quirky scherzo in the voice of a self-assured young girl. A central musing leads to a violent interlude, before a contemplative finale, where the singer reads a letter written to herself over the orchestral accompaniment.
The work is scored for solo soprano voice and a chamber orchestra of single winds, horn, and strings.
sample pages from the score to Of Seas and Self
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