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