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Kaija Saariaho: Amers: Chamber Ensemble

Instrumental Work | Sheet Music and Books

COMPOSER: Kaija Saariaho
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
INSTRUMENTATION: Cello and Chamber Ensemble
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Work
Amers is the title of a book of poems by Saint-John Perse, dedicated to the sea. It is also the title chosen by Kaija Saariaho, born in Finland in 1952, for a work completed in the studios of IRCAM in Paris. Amers is theFrenchword for 'navigation beacons', strategically spaced along the coast for
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Composer Kaija Saariaho
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Cello and Chamber Ensemble
Number of pages 120
Product Format Instrumental Work
Description Product Type Score
Genre Classical
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2002
EAN 5020679165584
No. MUSCH60899
Description
Amers is the title of a book of poems by Saint-John Perse, dedicated to the sea. It is also the title chosen by Kaija Saariaho, born in Finland in 1952, for a work completed in the studios of IRCAM in Paris.

Amers is theFrenchword for 'navigation beacons', strategically spaced along the coast for sailors. One of the earliest ideas about the piece was the effect of a solo cello 'as a sailor charting a course through a sea of sounds', but hisjourney,scattered with phrases defined by the existing sound material, is hampered by the surroundings. To a certain extent Amers is a concerto, even though the composer has tried to avoid the usual duel between orchestra andsoloist. Instead the piece divides naturally on three levels - each with a certain independence. The cello, juxtaposed with the instrumental ensemble and with computer generated sounds, cannot reach its scheduled ports of calldirectlyand is often pulled off course.

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