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Stigmata

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Vincent HoStigmata (Solo Strings)
Violoncello

A facsimile copy of the composer's manuscript of this work is available for purchase as a performance score for performance 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 performance score book.

About the work:

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Stigmata : bodily marks or pains resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ and sometimes accompanying religious ecstasy. 

The composer writes: 'I once read a quote by a painter (whose name I have forgotten) that went sort of like this: “Which is harder: painting a person who is fully clothed, or painting a nude?” This made me ponder on the difficulties a composer confronts when writing for a solo instrument. For unlike an orchestra or a chamber ensemble, a soloist is limited in sound and texture. Thus, what is lost in volume and density must be compensated by the degree of musical expression. This issue became somewhat of an obsession for me when I began writing this piece. Being that I had an extraordinary performer in mind for it (Jakub Omsky), I made it my goal to write something that would allow him to convey his personal thoughts and emotions. What resulted was a highly expressive work that journeys through moments of loneliness and profound sadness. Various pitch-bend techniques are organically built into the thematic material to convey expressive gestures of sorrow (analogous to “sighs”, “wails”, etc). The piece concludes with a prayer-like hymn.'

Visit the publisher's website for more information about the work and Facsimile Edition.

 

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VINCENT HO STIGMATA (10:42)
Brian Yoon, cello Recorded by CBC Music in Glenn Gould Studio The composer writes: "I once read a quote by a painter (whose name I have forgotten) that went sort of like this: “Which is harder: painting a person who is fully clothed, or painting a nude?” This made me ponder on the difficulties a composer confronts when writing for a solo instrument. For unlike an orchestra or a chamber ensemble, a soloist is limited in sound and texture. Thus, what is lost in volume and density must be compensated by the degree of musical expression. This issue became somewhat of an obsession for me when I began writing this piece. Being that I had an extraordinary performer in mind for it (Jakub Omsky), I made it my goal to write something that would allow him to convey his personal thoughts and emotions. What resulted was a highly expressive work that journeys through moments of loneliness and profound sadness. Various pitch-bend techniques are organically built into the thematic material to convey expressive gestures of sorrow (analogous to “sighs”, “wails”, etc). The piece concludes with a prayer-like hymn."
  • VINCENT HO STIGMATA
    Brian Yoon, cello Recorded by CBC Music in Glenn Gould Studio...

Product Details

Composer:
Vincent Ho
Format:
Softback Score
Pages:
8

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