On(a)matopeia – 3 movements

Composer
Jaco Wong
Composer Nationality
Chinese
Text
Ona Mussol-Buendia (sixth grader)
Year Composed
2018
Pages
12
Minutes
4
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Humorous; Rhythmic, with steady energy
Description

Commissioned and premiered by Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose, On(a)matopoeia is a concise set of three choral miniatures. The brilliant text by six-grader poet Ona Musoll-Buendia reminds audience of all ages the whimsical yet delightful childhood experience of listening to peculiar sounds. Likewise, the composition invites singers of all ages to make juvenile sounds in surprisingly amusing ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rySg448X9Y

Audio Credit
Umberto Belfiore, video and recording
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: May 2018 (Conversations with Strangers)