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Nature Whispers

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Vincent HoNature Whispers... (Chamber Ensemble)
Chamber Ensemble

A facsimile copy of the composer's manuscript of this work is available for purchase as a study score for reference and study. This material is a copy of the original composer's manuscript and is not edited or formatted for publication. This service is only available to individuals and may not be resold. (Retailers, trade customers, institutions and libraries with requests for this work, please advise your customers and patrons to contact us directly for availability: info@promethean-editions.com). The provision of this service, and/or circulation of copies of the manuscript, does not constitute the copy as a publication or published edition under the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

This Facsimile Edition is a spiral-bound full score book.

About the work:

Nature Whispers... was written for l'Ensemble contemporain de Montreal as part of the CBC/Radio-Canada's EVOLUTION Competition. 

The composer writes: 'The final task for us finalists was to compose a 10-15 minute work within two weeks time. However, two parameters were imposed on us: 1. We had to incorporate a 30-second solo for whatever instrument we draw from a hat (mine was the contrabass); and 2. The theme was Charles Darwin or anything to do with his theory of evolution. With these parameters in mind, I went off to write my piece. After a few hours of brainstorming, an idea dawned on me: What if I wrote a work that explored the evolution of music? This led to more ideas: What if the music started out with the sounds of nature (i.e. gusting winds, splashing water, hammering rocks, etc)? Then out of this context, a melody emerges from the low rumblings of the contrabass? And what if more lines were gradually added to create harmony? Once the harmony is established, what if it were to build and build until it finally explodes into a rhythmically kinetic outburst? By the end of the evening, I had the structure of my piece loosely planned out. It was then a matter of writing down the notes…in two weeks.'

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Vincent Ho
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