Vanishing

Composer
Jamie Klenetsky Fay
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1984
Text
Jamie Klenetsky Fay
Year Composed
2017
Pages
5
Minutes
3
Difficulty
4 (Auditioned chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Solos
none
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Restrained, holding back; Tense, with some edge; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

This short poem and composition reflect my personal feelings about how Manhattan has changed over the past 15 years or so; my favorite streets and alleys have been altered by the forces of gentrification, for better or worse. Visiting one of my favorite neighborhoods earlier this year, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of loss as well-worn storefronts were shuttered, block after block.

This also serves as a small tribute to Vanishing New York, the website that chronicles the changing nature of the city, and the sense of displacement the author expresses in his work.

https://soundcloud.com/jamieklenetsky/vanishing

Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2018 December 1 (Premieres II), cond. Brown (World Premiere)