composer

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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A crossing place : for mezzo-soprano and instrumental ensemble, 1989 / Frank de Munnik

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Memoria : voor sopraan en instrumentaal ensemble, 1991 / tekst van Federico García Lorca, Frank de Munnik

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composition

Family Songs : for soprano and chamber orchestra / Edward Top; text Martinus Nijhoff, Hanny Michaelis, Edward Top

Publisher's number: 13579
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and large ensemble
Instruments: fl ob cl cl-b fg h perc hp str
Remarks: Composed for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra new music series Symphony at the Annex.
Duration: 19'00"
Year of composition: 2013
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Michaelis, Hanny (librettist)
Nijhoff, Martinus (librettist)
Top, Edward (librettist)
Description:
In Family Songs it was my objective to move towards simplicity and away from my usually complex and maximalist style. The texts, in both Dutch – my mother tongue - and English, are all chosen and written to express the honesty of life, memory and expectations of parent- and childhood. As such, upon reading, they almost dictated the music in an intuitive and folk-music-like way.

Edward Top, 2013

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