Time being Alastair Borthwick

Duration
5 mins
Composed
2010
Published
2010
Categories

Voice, accompanied Voice & Piano

Instrumentation
1 Tenor, 1 Baritone, 1 Piano

Purchasing options

Score (digital download) ISMN 57036-187-8 £0.99 Download now
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for baritone or tenor and piano

Programme note

For Borthwick and Richard Tsang, the issue of style is fused with modernist concerns of time and temporality. Borthwick’s song ‘Time being’ ‘moves progressively further away’ from stylistic connections to RVW ‘as if trying to escape time’. In his words, ‘the music – like the poem – suggests that there is no escape, at least not in this song’. (Lee Tsang, 2010)

Premiere
Beverley Minster, 15th April 2010
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