Nightsongs : Score and parts

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Nightsongs is a hauntingly atmospheric response to the famous and magically beautiful gardens at Ninfa, created a century or so ago around the remains of an ancient settlement southeast of Rome. At night in the garden, intoxicating scents, moonlit vistas and the song of nightingales can combine to flood the senses. And in the same way that Ninfa grew and evolved from its original planting, roses and climbers now enveloping those ruins, Powers uses Monteverdi's madrigal Amor: Lamento della Ninfa as the source material, the seed from which the work grows.Nightsongs was commissioned and first performed by the Schubert Ensemble at the Purcell Room, on 29 February more

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  • Sheet music | 64 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 222g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193361728
  • 9780193361720

About Anthony Powers

Born in London in 1953, Anthony Powers studied at Oxford, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, and at York with David Blake and Bernard Rands. He taught for two years at Dartington College of Arts before being appointed Composer-in-Residence to Southern Arts. Since then he has moved to Herefordshire where he continues to divide his time between composing and teaching, currently at Cardiff University, where he has been Professor of composition since 2004. Powers's music is characterized by strong architectonic frameworks that support a language of poetic intensity and magical sonorities. His music often takes its inspiration from the tension between different states, be they physical properties, landscapes, seasons or more