Poul Ruders: Psalmodies (Full Score)
by Poul Ruders
Acoustic Guitar - Sheet Music

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Guitar and Chamber Ensemble

SKU: HL.14028004

Composed by Poul Ruders. Music Sales America. Classical. Score. 40 pages. Edition Wilhelm Hansen #WH30178. Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen (HL.14028004).

ISBN 9788759860984. 12.0x16.5x0.438 inches.

Full score for this work for Guitar and Small Ensemble. Ruders writes: The word has its origin in ancient Greek: Psalmoidia i.e. 'singing to the harp', and we find the word again in Psalter, derived from Psallein 'playing the strings with the fingers'. 'Psalmodies' written for and dedicated to David Starobin, has no specific religious content or aim; the collection of eleven pieces forms a concert-suite, displaying a wide range of emotions; from the jubilant to the dismal, the guitar playing the natural leading part 'inside' a chorus of woodwinds and strings. The title and each movement mirrors the variety of moods, from the secular feast of A Fanfare for All to the sacred introversion of A Prayer with Halo. 'Psalmodies' opens with a guitar-solo and closes down with one: the rejoicing Entrance for One and the hushed, melancholy Exit for One, thus exemplifying the emotional compass, which I, in an essay on my first symphony; 'Himmelhoch Jauchsend-zum Tode betrubt' entitle: Of Joy and Grief. Of Worship and Oblivion.

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