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Classical/Song • Lyricist: Yvonne Belshaw


Quintessence: Quintessence by Bronwyn Edwards

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PDF, 12.60 Mb ID: SM-000323767 Upload date: 17 Jan 2018
Piano, Violin, Mixed choir
Type of score
Full score
In 2010 I was commissioned to write the music for "Age Only Matters If You're Cheese," a musical comedy by West Seattle playwright Yvonne Belshaw. It's the story of two people who had been romantically involved back in their college days, had gone their separate ways in life, and find themselves attending their 50th college reunion and falling in love all over again. Besides composing the music for "Cheese" (as we all fondly called it), I wrote a couple of additional songs and lyrics to round out the story. Finally, I found myself directing the production. With a very talented local cast, we put on an energetic and spirited performance with sold-out audiences for every show. "Cheese" was such a great experience for me and I grew in so many ways as a writer, director and musician.

Earlier this year, I reworked my simpler stage version of "Quintessence" into a fuller SATB version for my South Seattle College Community Choir. Although originally scored for SATB and violin which gives the song a truly passionate feel, my College Choir was accompanied by a flute (which you will hear in the recording). The flute was just as beautiful, and so haunting.

Many people tell me this song reminds them of Harry Potter movie music. It does have some interesting, almost creepy, harmonies that give it an ethereal quality. Much of the song is in unison, so choirs can work on coloring their tone in the unison passages.

Aside from the music, I really love Yvonne Belshaw's poignant lyrics. This song was a true collaboration of creative spirits, and I am so happy to be finally publishing "Quintessence." Enjoy!
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