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Sinfonia de uma noite inquieta : for mixed choir, 1997 / poems by Fernando Pessoa, Joost Kleppe

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 2006
Publisher's number: 10842
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Scoring: GK4
Remarks: Deel 1 en 2 kunnen afzonderlijk worden uitgevoerd. - Tekst met Engelse vert. apart afgedrukt. - In opdracht van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Opgedragen aan Daniel Reuss en het Nederlands Studenten Koor. - Cop. 1997. - Tijdsduur: ca. 13'
Duration: 13'00"
Year of composition: 1996
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Pessoa, Fernando (Text writer/Librettist)
Kleppe, Joost (Composer)
Contains:
Lento, un poco rubato (sempre intenso, compo un 'fado', ma non troppo vibrato)
Allegro rigoroso (quasi in modo da canzone populare, barbara)
Description:
Program note (English): Sinfonia de uma noite inquieta is based on a text from The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935). It is a typical Portuguese ode to sleep, to an inactive world. Or as Pessoa expresses it: 'every action destroys a dream'. In the text a vision is called of extraterrestrial greatness. But eventually there is nothing left but the complaint that it remains a sin not to have slept. This piece arose during a stay in Lisbon, where I began composing with the language and the culture of Portugal in my mind. For this concise 'choral symphony' my plan was to convey the melancholy of a Portuguese fado without the composition being a true fado. - JOOST KLEPPE

Sheet Music
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