The Hill has Something to Say – Soprano, Piano & Amphora (Score)
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The music score for Craig Harris’ composition The Hill has Something to Say, version for Soprano, Piano & Amphora, based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove. Includes soundscape cues for performance use.
The Hill has Something to Say – Soprano, Piano & Amphora Version
“The Hill has Something to Say” is Craig Harris’ composition for Soprano, Piano & Amphora, based on a poem by renowned poet Rita Dove. The poem expresses the depth and meaning of all that has unfolded through time on the hill, and reinforces the thread that holds all time together in us.
This composition was commissioned for soprano Renée Fleming, and premiered in 2000 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, with Richard Bado on piano, on a concert of live American composers.
“The Hill has Something to Say” was originally written for Soprano, Piano and Amphora. The Amphora instrument is comprised of a group of soundscape tracks based on blown bottle tones, that are triggered by computer or sampler, either on stage by performers or offstage by a soundscape operator. Renée Fleming triggered the soundscape cues herself onstage on a laptop computer for the premiere performance. The Amphora could also be performed live by a digital keyboard utilizing an appropriate sound setting, or even by an additional piano. Some dynamic markings would not be relevant in the case of performance by an additional piano.
The score for The Hill has Something to Say is available in a hardcopy print version, and is also available for download. The soundtrack cues for the Amphora are available for download in wav format.
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The Hill Has Something to Say was underwritten by the American Composers Forum, with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation, and by the Hanson Institute for American Music.
“The Hill Has Something to Say” from Museum: Poems by Rita Dove, Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh, PA. © 1992 by Rita Dove. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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