Luke Bedford: On Time

Luke Bedford On Time
On Time

Luke Bedford: On Time

Year of composition:
2008
Scored for:
for choir and orchestra
Composer:
Luke Bedford
Text author:
John Milton
Choir:
SATB
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - timp, perc, str
Instrumentation details:
piccolo
flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in A
bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
timpani
percussion
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Commission:
Auftragswerk der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin
Duration:
13’
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Work introduction

Luke Bedford’s On Time is scored for choir and orchestra; its three movements and text are based upon Milton’s poem On Time, with which it shares its name. The new work toys with the notions of time and metre as the poem does: its opening movement has a sense of elongated ‘timelessness’ about it; its second sees a division of the choir singing parts of the text backwards as reverse phonetics, set against others singing the original text; its final movement is strongly contrasted with the first, effecting an acceleration that can be heard across the breadth of the piece.

World première

Location:
Berlin
Date:
05.07.2008
Orchestra:
Kammersymphonie Berlin
Conductor:
Kai-Uwe Jirka

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