Upon Silence

By George Benjamin Mezzo Soprano Voice Score Item: 12-0571512518
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Upon Silence sets Long-legged Fly, a late poem of Yeats which portrays three momentous figures in history absorbed in silent contemplation: Julius Caesar planning a crucial military campaign, Helen of Troy as an adolescent in Sparta and Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. The verses are set in a syllabic manner, while each successive chorus is set to increasingly lengthy melismas as, like the long-legged fly above water, the voice hovers above the strings.

For Mezzo Soprano and Viols).


Additional Information

Series: Faber Edition
Composed by: George Benjamin
Instrument: Voice
Voicing: Mezzo Soprano
Format: Score
Instrumentation: Viols
Item Number: 12-0571512518
ISBN 10: 0-571-51251-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-571-51251-5
UPC: 9780571512515

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