Paul Burnell

Suffer a Sea Change

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Suffer a Sea Change
Composer
Paul Burnell
Publisher
Paul Burnell
Genre
Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation
Free choice: Bass Clef Instrument, Treble Clef Instrument
Scored for
Solo
Type of score
For a single performer
Movement(s)
1 to 6 from 6
Duration
30'0"
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
2011

Description
Suffer a Sea-change - Paul Burnell, composed 2011. First performed by CoMA East Midlands Ensemble, Director Antony Clare, 20 July 2019.


1. Flotsam – duration 5:00 to 6:00

2. Jetsam – duration 5:30 to 6:00

3. Derelict – duration 3:40 approx.

4. Lagan – duration 3:00 to 4:00

5. Spill – duration 4:00 approx.

6. Gyre – duration 2:30 to 3:00



For a flexibly scored ensemble of instruments. Voices and percussion are optional. The music is written with both treble and bass clef presented and players use their preferred clef in each of the movements. In a mixed ensemble transposing instruments should transpose. It is allowable for bass clef players/singers to sound an octave higher than written. If a very large ensemble is playing all the movements the ensemble/musical director may orchestrate each movement according to the forces that are available. Other guidance is given with each of the movements.

Optional percussion instruments: up to 6 large glass bottles, tam tam, bass drum, piano, vibaphone, up to 3 cymbals, up to 6 wine glasses, woodblock, up to 6 whirlies.



Programme note:

The title ‘Suffer a Sea-change’ comes from Ariel’s song in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’.

The titles of the six movements reflect different types of marine pollution, ranging from the wreckage of a ship or its cargo to litter that is accumulating in the major oceanic gyres. The titles are: Flotsam, Jetsam, Derelict, Lagan, Spill, and Gyre.

Upload date
24 Jul 2019

Price

Sheet music file
2.95 USD
PDF, 1.02 Mb (9 p.)

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