!st.Altos 2nd.Altos part from Song of Beyond

For mixed Chorus and String Orchestra

page one of the !st.Altos                                                                                                                    2nd.Altos part from Song of Beyond
This music has been transposed from the original key.

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Full details

The 11-note theme, announced immediately and comprising 3 4-note motifs provides all the material for the whole, including a contrasting descending scalewise theme in an antipodal key first occurring at a climax a third of the way through at letter E. Earlier, immediately after the main theme's first statement, the music develops its final motif’s upward leap of a 4th successively through the voices to a 5th answered by a 6th and a 7th. That treatment returns near the end at letter K with the 1st. Sopranos’ climactic leap of a 9th to a top A sharp. But that passage ends quietly in E, then a semitonal key and emotional uplift to the home F for a coda finishing with the whole theme chasing itself in canon.

16 minutes
Modern classical music

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