CHRISTINE

BURKE COMPOSER

MUSIC

Ah! The Hovering...! (2018)

Ah! The Hovering...! was written for Alarm Will Sound for the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2018; fl/picc, ob, cl, b.cl, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, 2 perc, piano, acc., vln, vla, vc, cb.  

 

Program notes:

 

An action followed by a reaction (processional, unsettled, shifting sounds). The title is taken from a passage in Can Xue’s novel The Last Lover -

"Ah! The hovering of freedom! An unreachable height!"
"Ah! The hovering of freedom! An unreachable height!"

"What happened in the distant past? We will never know!"
“What happened in the distant past? We will never know!"

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“Look, one leaves and another enters”