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CHORAL - VOCAL - CHOIR SHEET MUSIC CONTEMPORARY - 20-21TH CENTURY Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly: Luminous Body: Voice: Score



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For Nine Male Voices And Orchestra-Luminous Body is a collaboration between Nico Muhly and Craig Lucas written in the period immediately following their narratively charged opera 'Two Boys'. Luminous Body is as a result abstract and poetic in gesture and form. The text interpolates among other things stylized versions of the teachings of Christ Buddha Mohammed and Plato; these are scrambled and re-contextualized and in a sense serve as background for the textures of the combination of nine male Voices and Orchestra.Part 1 introduces the chord structure that governs the entire piece and ends with the repeated words only your will is your own. The second and third parts loosely dealing with the Devil and the importance of choosing one s words are based on drones generated by the Voices and the strings; the constant (but slightly morphing) texture is meant to be meditative and vague. Muhly always wanted to set the Beatitudes and Craig paraphrased them beautifully here; the tenors intone the word blessed over and over while the strings and winds reiterate the passacaglia from the opening of the piece. The fifth and final part is a series of proverbs. The Orchestra begins in a series of loose ecstatic drones which increase in intensity ( Make your own family! ) until you jump suddenly to the garden of Gethsemane where Christ was betrayed while his disciples slept. Why are you sleeping Couldn t you stay awake for one more hour he asks while the strings and winds lazily chant in the background.Luminous Body was premiered by The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Cantus.

Composer/Artist : Nico Muhly

Instrumentation :

Concert band, Choral



Publisher :

St Rose Music Publishing


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