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Edwin Morgan Sonnets Volume 2

Male Choir

By Gavin Bryars

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Male Choir. Composed by Gavin Bryars (1943-). Choral. Softcover. Published by Hal Leonard Special Import (HS.49019251).

Item Number: HS.49019251

8.25 x 11.75 inches.

This group of three sonnets continue in the spirit of the three men's choir pieces written for the Estonian National Men's Choir utilizing a wide, though slightly less extreme, range and with some divisi. A Golden Age is shorter, lighter and a bit faster than the others and has a gentle quasi-jazz pizzicato in the basses. I have marked this staccato, but it is somewhere in between staccato and a slight tenuto. One way of achieving this might be to have first and second basses giving slightly different articulations - one staccato, the other tenuto. This is similar to something that I do instrumentally, when I reinforce my pizzicato double bass notes with the same sounding pitch on the bass clarinet, sustained longer than the bass pizzicato. Gavin Bryars, 2012. Contents: Post-Glacial -- A Golden Age -- The Mirror.

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