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Beljon, Gerard

Gerard Beljon werd op 16 april 1952 te Utrecht geboren. Opleiding Hij studeerde luit en gitaar aan de conservatoria van Utrecht en Den Haag. Na die studie legde hij zich toe op ...

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The cry of the peacocks : for mixed choir, 2005 / poem by Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), Gerard Beljon

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 2005
Publisher's number: 11207
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Instruments: GK20
Remarks: Voor koor S(5)A(5)T(5)B(5). - Tekst apart afgedrukt. - In opdracht van de 3e Internationale Koorbiënnale Haarlem. - Geschreven voor het Nederlands Kamerkoor. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Tijdsduur: 8'
Duration: 8'00"
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Stevens, Wallace (librettist)
Description:
Program note (English): [Première: 1 december 2005 - Philharmonie, Haarlem - Nederlands Kamerkoor o.l.v. Klaas Stok] - The poetry of Wallace Stevens (who made a living as a lawyer) has two remarkable sides; on the one hand dark, anxious, philosophical, on the other side a youthful, colorful and strongly rhythmical. These aspects frequently come together in one poem. For composer this poetry offers a number of starting points.In 'The cry of the Peacocks' Stevens' fear for the night, and actually his fear for death is fully expressed. The crying of the peacocks is the core sound for me, which represents that fear. For this reason I have chosen a stanza from the poem as a title for my work. The poem has an anxious, imminent tone typical to the time in which Stevens lived, in which a fear dominated for war and economic crisis. - GERARD BELJON

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