David Fennessy: Gold is the sweat of the sun, silver are the tears of the moon

David Fennessy Gold is the sweat of the sun, silver are the tears of the moon
Gold is the sweat of the sun, silver are the tears of the moon

David Fennessy: Gold is the sweat of the sun, silver are the tears of the moon

Year of composition:
2017
Scored for:
for actor, mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Composer:
David Fennessy
Soloists:
male actor, mezzo-soprano
Instrumentation:
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - table guit, timp, perc(3), pno, str(12 10 8 8 6), 30 frog guiros (played by the orchestra musicians)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
tuba
timpani
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
piano (+cel)
table guitar (+e.guit)
violin I(12)
violin II(10)
viola(8)
violoncello(8)
double bass(6)
frog guiros or similar very small guiros (for c.a., b. cl., cbsn., pno., vln. I (6x), vln. II (5x), vla. (8x), vc. (4x) and D.B. (3x))
Commission:
This composition was commissioned by RTÉ for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in 2016
Duration:
28’
Dedication:
For my father
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Gold is the sweat of the sun, silver are the tears of the moon

David Fennessy: Gold is the sweat of the sun, silver are the tears of the moon

study score
for actor, mezzo-soprano and orchestra , 28’
Instr.: 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - table guit, timp, perc(3), pno, str(12 10 8 8 6), 30 frog guiros (played by the orchestra musicians)

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