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Per Nørgård: Pastorale 1988 (Score)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: String Orchestra (STR ORCH)
Composer: Per Norgard
Catalogue #: WH30498
ISBN: 9788759810620
This Item Earns 29 Musicroom Points

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version for string orchestra (the original version from 1997 is for string trio) Duration: ca. 6 min. Parts are for hire: hire@ewh.dk Preface l Programme N o te My PASTORALE is melodicallyutterly simple, almost "ear-catching". The simplicity stems from my hymn-tune JERUSALEM, the theme ofwhich permeates my ineideutal music for Oscarwinning film (Best F oreign Film.1987), BABETTE' S FEAST, by Danish director GabrielAxeL The film is based on a shortstory by another reknown Dane, Karen Blixen; i t is the story o f two sisters who aremernhers o f a very Puritan congregation, but deeide to have a hig feast of earthly (gastronomic) delights; the PASTORALE is heard during the sumptuous meal. Bel o w the song-like surface of my PASTORALE the metrical implications arerather ambiguous; the changes between marked and un-marked beats forces the ear to perceive a phrase to beo n the beat at one moment, and offthe beat at the next moment. In this w a y, the simple lines o f lyrical pastoral serenity conjure the listener to be lulled into an artificial Paradise, which is exactly the mood ofthe guests at the banquet, the feast, in the central scene ofthe movie. The original PASTORALE is scored for string trio; the present version for string orchestra came along in 1988 and was premieredin New York City that year. Per Nørgård, 1999



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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 01/01/1988
Format: Score
Length: Not specified
Language: Danish, English
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen AS

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