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Secret of the Seven Stars (score)

By Hope Lee

Secret of the Seven Stars (score) composed by Hope Lee (1953-). For string Orchestra. Orchestral music. Contemporary. Intermediate. Full score. Duration 19'00. Published by Furore Verlag (FV.FUE-2588).

ISBN 979-0-50012-497-9. contemporary.

"The other standout piece on this program, for me, was Hope Lee.

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    Toronto, Canada
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  • April 08, 2013 Opus One Review

    Ms. Lee notes that her composition (just under 20 minutes) is inspired by the Revelation to John and various Chinese artistic traditions. At the start we hear a clear triangle ringing. Pizzicato plucked and screaming swirling arco strings increase the tempo and density of the soundspace. Joseph Macerollo’s accordion...

    chords punctuate it, Ryan Scott’s percussion burbles through it. Novel sonic shapes appear: curved lines, jerky lines, muddles, and wide swaths of sound that devolve downwards skirting the zone of melody. These musical shapes are the syntax of a cultural narrative. There is also a perceptible structure to this spacey composition—its squeaks, percussive clicks, rush of strings, explosions of bells, fade into silence and arise again in a succession of modules until Ms. Lee has completed her representation of the human tensions that join heaven and earth in our present cycle of time.

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