Temen Oblak

(2013)

by Christopher Tin

Description
chorus and orchestra
Duration
7
Genres
Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble
Text
Adapted from a poem by Hristo Botev
Instrumentation
2(II=picc).2.2.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(5): gc/tam-t/sus.cym/chimes/sd - pno - harp - strings
Commission

Commissioned by the International Schools Choral Music Society

First Performance
FP: 22/02/2014, Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing, China): ISCMS Festival Orchestra and Chorus/Christopher Tin
Availability

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Programme Notes

The Bulgarian female vocal tradition originated in the fields as songs that women would sing with one another while doing manual labor. Much of it was non-metrical and free flowing, and relied on ornamentation. Common devices included descending melodic patterns and held-out dissonant notes. Geographically speaking, Bulgaria being a mountainous country led to isolated pockets of folk music that were often took on the tonalities of their neighbors: some regions, like the West, took on conventional tonalities while the East adopted the more complex microtonality of Turkish maqams. It was only after the Soviets occupied Bulgaria that a lot of the music was arranged in more modernist Western styles, as a form of cultural preservation.
 

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