SSAATTBB choir a cappella

Alex Eddington
Composition Date: 2005
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
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Programme Note:
Rainbow was born of the composer's desire to find a musical metaphor for natural light phenomena, particularly the spectrum of visible light observed in rainbows. The premise of the text is that the spectrum of phonetic sounds in human speech - particularly vowel phonemes - provides an appropriate mapping of the colour spectrum into sound. The exploration of sonic spatialization in this work is inspired by the (illusory) vastness and (often incomplete) symmetry of rainbows.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6000 E21ra
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 29, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (iv, 35 p.) ; 22 cm.
    39 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Choir a cappella (SSAATTBB with divisi)

    Text in English generated by the composer, using the phonetic trends of short passage of English prose as its impulse. All text is pronounced in English.
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