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Vincent Ho: Postlude (Soprano and Orchestra)

Soprano and Orchestra

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: 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 copy of the full score book.

About the work

Postlude was commissioned by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. With “human rights” as the theme, Ho drew his inspiration from two composers he had long admired: Valentin Silvestrov and Arvo Párt. Using them as models, Ho decided to write a work that would represent his take on two musical concepts: “postludialism” (as mastered by Silvestrov) and “Holy minimalism” (as associated to the music of Párt). Throughout the work, there is an expression of individual struggle that eventually leads to a spiritual awakening. During the second half of the piece, the soprano emerges expressing sentiments of hope and optimism for the future of humanity (text written by Chinese-Canadian writer Lien Chao).

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Vincent Ho
Softback score

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