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Top, Edward

Edward Top was born in Ommen, the Netherlands, in 1972. Top has lived and worked in London, Bangkok, and Rotterdam. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Top studied composition and ...

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Schietgebedjes : = (Ejaculation prayers), for reed quintet, 2005 / Edward Top

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 2005
Publisher's number: 11108
Genre: Chamber music
Instruments: ob-am cl bh sax-s fg
Remarks: Voor oboe d'amore, klarinet, bassethoorn, sopraansaxofoon en fagot. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - In opdracht van en opgedragen aan Calefax. - Cop. 2005. - Tijdsduur: ca. 9'
Duration: 9'00"
Number of players: 5
Year of composition: 2005
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): The work Ejaculation Prayers ('Schietgebedjes' in Dutch) consists both of virtuosic music with different passages that follow each other up in quick successions, as well as serene and spread out sections. The contrast these two counter poles indicate is a generally recurring theme in my work. Originally a string player, it was challenging for me to enter the realm of woodwinds. Prior to finalising the composition, a rough version was played through in the rehearsal studio, providing me with valuable insights about the not so common combination of oboe d'amore, clarinet, basset horn, soprano sax and bassoon. Of course there is an experimental side to it, but in general the work is quite straightforward with every now and then references to music from the 1920s such as Webern's and jazzbands'. Like in many of my compositions, expression through sound colouring plays an important role in Ejaculation Prayers. It is harmonic colour, from the close-harmony and Ligeti-like movement in
the virtuosic sections, to the widely spread out clusters in the quieter parts. Towards the end melodic features appear, where extreme register leaps maximise expression. - EDWARD TOP

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