Vesper Sparrow

Composer
Missy Mazzoli
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Farnoosh Fathi
Year Composed
2012
Pages
27
Minutes
5
Language
English
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Solos
S1 solo
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Rhythmic, with steady energy; Tense, with some edge
Description

Missy Mazzoli has described her elegiac Vesper Sparrow, a setting of a text by Farnoosh Fathi, as an "eclectic amalgamation of imaginary birdsong and my own interpretation of Sardinian overtone singing." It is the opening track on Roomful of Teeth's 2015 CD Render which was funded by New Music USA.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BQ34ssbk6LMkJ-gfaU41Vkb0j_o_uJXh/view?usp=sharing

Audio Credit
Umberto Belfiore, video and recording
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: Oct/Nov 2017 (American Breakfast)