Leeuw, Ton de

Ton de Leeuw was born on November 16, 1926 in Rotterdam. He died on May 31, 1996 in Paris (France). In 1949, after some years of composition lessons with Henk Badings, ...

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Car nos vignes sont en fleurs : pour 12 voix mixtes, 1981 / texte: extraits du Cantique des Cantiques, Ton de Leeuw

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1999
Publisher's number: 07473
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Mixed choir
Scoring: 3sopr 3alt 3ten 3bas
Remarks: Voor 3 sopranen, 3 alten, 3 tenoren en 3 bassen. - Tekst uit het Hooglied. - In opdracht van Radio France. - Geschreven voor l'Atelier Vocal. - Tijdsduur: ca. 18'
Duration: 18'00"
Year of composition: 1981
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Très lent
Presque lent, hésitant
Modéré, sans rigueur
Calme, détendu
Rapide, sans presser
Grave et soutenu
Program note (English): The texts of 'Car nos vignes sont en fleur' are derived from the 'Song of Songs'. They not only depict love, but also the fear of losing it, the search for it, swung between hope and despair, and the sublimation of love in a tendency towards unification with the divine.
The deep human longing for love in these millennia-old texts has a special dimension in this age of induration and isolation. The introvert character of the music - which should also lead the singers - is in sharp contrast with the exuberance of the old texts. The antithesis of the consecutive, sometimes conflicting moods expressed in the text is realised by sober contours: the hesitating, seeking first movements, the determination to find the beloved and the ode to the beloved in the third and fourth part, the pastoral-like quietness and satisfaction of the fifth and the renewed search in the strong driving sixth part and finally the seventh part, a hymn to the superterrestrial love, with almost liturgical rigidity. The singers are standing in a semi-circle: 3 sopranos, 3 tenors, 3 contraltos and 3 basses, which also has a spatial effect in relation to one another. - TON DE LEEUW

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