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ECHOES OF ALWAYS (2018)
Fl, Hpd, Hrp, 2 Vln, 2 Vla, Vcl, Cb
An orchestral entr’acte collaged from tiny moments of JS Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, various French Baroque opera overtures, and unmeasured harpsichord preludes by François Couperin, stitched together with scraps of Helgeson’s own previous music.
SNOW REQUIEM (2015)
Sop, Vln, Str Orch, Hrp, 4 Perc, Chor
An anti-cantata based on author David Laskin’s account of the Children’s Blizzard of 1888. Combines fragments of Norwegian folk song transcriptions from the tralling and Hardanger fiddle traditions, as well as sonifications of weather data fashioned into clouds of orchestral noise and wordless vocal chorales.
TRANSCRIPTIONS ON LISTENING TO TIME (2010)
Fl, Ob, 2 Cl, Hrn, Tbn, Perc, Kbd, 2 Vln, 2 Vla, 2 Vcl, Cb
3 - 30 min.
A collage of field recordings from early 20th-century clock chimes, mechanical orchestras, and other musical machines, transcribed for chamber orchestra and repeated ad libitum in constantly changing combinations.
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