Cycle of Disquietude (Coisas, Vozes, Lettras)

Michael Nyman

Year

1998


Duration

60'


Movements

1. Disquietude is always increasing; 2. The female is a good source of dreams; 3. I love the stillness of early summer evenings; 4. I'm riding on the tram as usual; 5. I watch my own thoughts rising; 6. I am the butchered marketeer; 7. The simplest, truly simplest things; 8. He sang in a gentle voice; 9. Silence emerges from the sound of rain; 10. To love is to tire of not being alone; 11. Only the fragment; 12. I went into the barber shop as usual


Instrumentation

soprano, contralto - soprano saxophone (=alto saxophone, oboe), alto saxophone (=soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), baritone saxophone (=flute, alto flute, piccolo), trumpet (= fluegelhorn), horn, trombone, bass guitar, strings


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Text/Libretto

Kevin Power, Fernando Pessoa (in English)


Commission

100 Days Festival, Lisbon


Publisher

Chester Music and to Novello & Co. Ltd.


Source

Chester Novello website;