Hymn to Aethon The Bird-Headed, the Many Taloned

Hymn to Aethon The Bird-Headed, the Many Taloned
Composer
Fahad Siadat
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1982
Text
Wordless
Year Composed
2015
Pages
16
Minutes
6
Language
Wordless
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
sop/alto/tenor solos
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Rhythmic, with steady energy; Tense, with some edge
Description

Cinematic and epic, this wordless piece has an almost heavy metal vibe to it. The piece is an exploration of timbres for the voice that combines minimalist elements with droning harmonies and syncopated rhythms to create a one of a kind experience for adventurous choirs. It’s a great way to get ‘out of the box’ and experiment with what the voice is capable of doing and still provide a thrill for your audience.

https://youtu.be/ej4Ax7rrt_w

Audio Credit
Performed by C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective - Billy Janiszewski, Conductor - Karen Siegel and Bettina Sheppard, Soloists
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2015 June 4 & 6 (10), cond. Janiszewski (World Premiere); C3LA: May 2016 (Premiere Performance)