Sponge Squeezed Dry

Sponge Squeezed Dry
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Karen Siegel
Year Composed
2007
Pages
16
Minutes
3:30
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
soprano, tenor, bass
Instruments
French horn
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Tense, with some edge
Description

This setting of an original poem contains polyrhythmic textures, staccato vocal glissandi, and aleatoric elements. Sponge Squeezed Dry was composed for and premiered by C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective and Karl Kramer in 2008, and received the 2009 Robert Starer Award.

https://soundcloud.com/karensiegel/sponge-squeezed-dry

Audio Credit
C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective & Karl Kramer, conductor Chris Baum
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2008 Feb 23 (Under Rainbows), cond. Baum (World Premiere)