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Nico Muhly

Publisher: Chester Music

An Outrage (2013)
Commissioned by Barbican Centre and BBC Radio 3 and first performed by the BBC Singers on 10th May 2013 in the Barbican Hall.
Publisher
St. Rose Music Publishing
Category
Chorus a cappella / + 1 instrument
Year Composed
2013
Duration
11 Minutes
Chorus
chorus
Language
English
Solo Instrument(s)
solo voices
Orchestration
Availability
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Programme Note
Nico Muhly An Outrage (2013)
The drones for An Outrage can be performed by any combination of instruments or pre- recorded electronics. The drones at its premiere consisted of three melodicas, viola da gamba, viola, synthesizer, two iPhones, and a singer. It is crucial that the drones sit slightly below the texture of the voices, and that the drones never become so active that they distract from the voices. Additionally, while the drones should rise and fall in volume subtly and randomly, after the fashion of distant clouds, they should never follow the dynamics of the voices. It is also entirely possible and somewhat desirable to have the drones start, if it is convenient or sensible, long before the concert begins, as the audience enters, or during an interval.

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