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Perception de la ligne droite : SATB choir with chamber ensemble

by Lawrence Whiffin (1986)

Also known as: Perception of the straight line

Perception de la ligne droite


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Perception de la ligne droite / Lawrence Whiffin.

Library shelf no. 782.554/WHI 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The musical illustration of a nonsense text, Perception de la ligne droite has a neo-classical flavour, deliberately adopting a Stravinsky-like tonality not really corresponding to the nature of the text; this contradiction is in itself bizarre, it does, however, provide relatively easy rhythms and vocal lines for the choir.

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: SATB choir, flute/piccolo, clarinet, keyboard I (piano and continuo: synthesizer, harpsichord or piano), keyboard II (synthesizer, harpsichord or piano), double bass.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Astra Chamber Music Society with funds provided by Australia Council.

An allegro or allegretto march-like baroque tempo pervades the score with an aleatoric interruption at the mid-way point.


Performances of this work

1984: North Melbourne Town Hall. Featuring Mardi McSullea, Craig Hill, Allan Walker, Joan Pollock.

1984: North Melbourne Town Hall. Featuring Astra Choir, Mardi McSullea, Craig Hill, Joan Pollock, Allan Walker.

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