Three Ways to Vacuum Your House - I (CME Advanced). By Stephen Hatfield. For Choral, Chorus (SSA A Cappella). BH CME Advanced. Choral. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051469086. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48004656).
This original piece incorporates a multiplicity of multicultural influences, from Peru to Scotland. The text is a sequence of nonsense syllables, imitating the humming and muttering one does during housework. This first movement explores various hemiola patterns culminating in vocalized drum patterns modeled on Arabic and Indian traditions.