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Ophiucus for viola, celtic harp, mandolin, guitar and optional narrator

Classical/Chamber music • 2012 • Lyricist: Friedrich Nietzsche
 
     
 

Ophiucus for viola, celtic harp, mandolin, guitar and optional narrator

Title by uploader: Thérèse Brenet: Ophiucus for viola, celtic harp, mandolin, guitar and optional narrator


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Seller Musik Fabrik
PDF, 3.25 Mb ID: SM-000231075 Upload date: 25 Aug 2015
Instrumentation
Viola, Mandolin, Narrator, Classical guitar, Celtic harp
Scored for
Quartet
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Movement(s)
1 to 1 from 1
Publisher
Musik Fabrik
Language
French
Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
14'0
This title, which refers to a giant planet discovered by astronomer Donald McCarthy of the University of
Arizona, expresses Thérèse Brenet’s favorite image of the infinity of Time and Space. Planet V. P.8B is 21 lightyears
away from Earth ; such a distance along suffices to encourage one to reflection.
This cosmic reverie is emphasised by a fragment of Nietzsche’s poem Nocturne, the recitation of which
may be inserted by the instrumentalists over the playing of the music.
“Innumerable suns gravitate in deserted space; they speak through their light to all in the darkness.
But I live in my own light. I drink the flames which shoot forth from me”
The reverie is also expressed by the absence of a conclusion, characteristic of the work. Thérsèe Brenet
has deliberately omitted the double bar which traditionally closes a musical piece ; the work is not brought to a
conclusion - it still resonates while fading away in an endless perdendosi suggesting the idea that we would find
these fugitive harmonies in the cosmos, if we could pursue the speed of sound..

Duration: ca. 14 minutes

This work was recorded on Thérèse Brenet's CD "Le Visionnaire" : http://www.jtbprod.com/levisionnaire.htm
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