Rainbow
SSAATTBB choir a cappella

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

Instrumentation:

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.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • 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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