Paul Burnell

13 Nov 2017
Album 'Accompanied Readings Vol. 2' released January 2018
Scores/parts available now

In January 2018 the second volume of Accompanied Readings will be released.  The album contains seven of fourteen accompaniments, composed by Paul Burnell, to spoken word texts published between the years 1886 and 1899.

The scores and parts for the pieces are already available from MusicaNeo.  The album will be available from digital stores such as iTunes and Spotify with the CD available from CDbaby.

The second volume features:

The Time Machine (Excerpts), an Accompanied Reading (2017) for ensemble and narrator.  Text from ‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946).

I Died for Beauty, an Accompanied Reading (2015) for two or more players or singers and narrator.  Text by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886).

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Excerpt), an Accompanied Reading (2015) for percussion, vibraphone, piano and narrator.  Text from 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), published 1886.

At Dead of Night, an Accompanied Reading (2017) for ensemble and narrator.  Text by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861 - 1907).

Jonathan Harker’s Journal from ‘Dracula’ (Excerpts), an Accompanied Reading (2014) for voices and narrator.  Text from ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912).

The Wind on the Hills, An Accompanied Reading (2015) for two bass recorders and/or two violas and narrator.  Text by Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866 - 1918)

The Horla (Excerpt), an Accompanied Reading (2015) for percussion and narrator.  Text from 'Le Horla' by Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) published 1887, using the English translation by Jonathan Sturges (1864 - 1911) published 1890.

The first volume of Accompanied Readings was released in 2015 and features accompaniments to spoken word readings of works by Oscard Wilde, E. Nesbit, Amy Levy, John Jacob Astor IV, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Rudyard Kipling and John Henry Mackay.



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