24 hour challenge #8

From Jobie, 1-11-18:

The woods shall to me answer, and my Eccho ring.

As stated previously, this is from Spenser’s “Epithalamion.”

[If you’re just joining us, here are the instructions for the 24 hour challenge, as well as previous efforts.]

5/28/09, 8:40 pm

24 hour challenge #8, “My Eccho Ring,” for Jobie: score [pdf], performance [mp3], bassoon [mp3]

This was interesting. I started out with a string quartet doing something completely different, and then when I was getting to the point of figuring out how it was setting the text, I decided to try something different and start over with the piano.

The start is marked ppp, so you may have trouble hearing it.

This is interesting to me, because I’m not sure I’ve set the text, but the music is interesting, and I’m getting a mildly sadistic thrill to throw something up that is so clearly a fragment and so very, very undeveloped. You can just hear the potential just bleeding from the score.

In other news, I went back and recorded the vocal performance for #6 and #7. They are exactly as you expect.

In other other news, I will not be putting up #9 today, because I will be celebrating the end of school tomorrow night and I know I will not be composing anything for the next 24 hours. Perhaps Sunday.

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