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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Far Past War for SATB chorus and orchestra. Autograph sketches
Quarto (280 x 215 mm). Electronically printed lyric text with autograph title and musical sketches in blue, pink, orange, and green ink, page of printed full score to verso. Signed and dated by composer at lower right corner "Augusta R. Thomas 2019 Chicago." Title in manuscript to head of page "Far Past War / Chorus + Orchestra." Lyric attribution in manuscript to left margin "Text is by Cammy." Printed lines of poetry along left margin, each with musical sketches in notation to right. Single staves hand-ruled in two shades of blue ink, each corresponding to one or more lines of text. Pitch content sketched both in notation and through letter-names. Some lines of text underlined or circled in orange and green. Slightly worn; small tears to upper inner margins. Far Past War premiered on 22 March 2020 at the Washington National Cathedral by the chorus and orchestra of the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington D.C. under Steven Fox. "Composing for voice is a passion for me, and as a result the largest part of my catalogue is music for voice. The human voice -- possibly the most subtle, complex, and fragile yet forceful carrier of musical ideas and meanings -- has always been an inspiration for my musical thinking. I strive for craft, clarity, and passion. The carefully sculpted music and poems of Far Past War develop a labyrinth of musical interrelationships and connections that showcase the choir and musicians in a virtuosic display of their emotional palette, strength, clarity, and majesty. The opportunity to collaborate with my sister, Cammy Thomas, has been a highlight of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS [USA]

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