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Bent Sørensen

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Sirenengesang (1994)
Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen
Large Ensemble (7+ players)
Year Composed
14 Minutes
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Bent Sørensen Sirenengesang (1994)
Sirenengesang was composed in the spring 1994 and was commissioned by the AVANTI! Chamber Orchestra. The work was written with support from NOMUS.

The music is not a romantic reflection on presumed siren songs. The title expresses an impalpable conception which manifests itself in dense quartertone-distorted melodies and manic, almost frozen tone-repetitions. Sometimes the music becomes static screams, sometimes there is room for small naive fragments of melody.

By the end of the piece a fragment from the 'Angel-Duet' of my The Echoing Garden emerges.

Sirengesang is dedicated to Per Nørgård.

- Bent Sørensen

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  • Ensemble
    Esbjerg Ensemble
    Jules van Hessen
  • Large Ensemble (7 or more players):
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