«Parting» Op.20a

Three lyric pieces for Whistling, Soprano and Piano.

The intense pain of a parting cannot be measured in words. The whispering wounds are always there and you are reminded of what could have been, if only... Perhaps one day; perhaps. The first movement has a polyrhythmic foundation with an ethereal main motive consisting of triplets and quintuplets. The second movement embraces one of Beppe's most touching and melodic themes, a theme which is also used in the symphonic poem «Theh Goldest» Op.27. «Parting» Op.20a (1994) ends with a long lasting, special bass chord on the piano. After this tranquil, pensive and haunting ending of the album, we leave it to the silence to take over the stage.

Category: Voices / Vocal Ensembles

Instrumentation: Whistling, Soprano, Piano

Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Year composed: 1994

First performance: December 18, 1997

Duration: 10:00

Movements:

  1. I (2:40)
  2. II (4:50)
  3. III (2:30)

Relevant:

First performed by Frøydis Ree Wekre, Lena Kristin Ellingsen and Wolfgang Plagge.



Performed by Anne Fossen (soprano), Pål Rune Øiaas (whistling) and Flint Juventino Beppe, piano.

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