Jason Eckardt

Full Score - Large
Instrumentation: soprano voice, Flute (dbl piccolo), clarinet in Bb, guitar, Viola, percussin (1 player)
Item Number: CY3485F
Duration: 0:28:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Program notes from Jason Eckardt: Tongues refers to glossolalia, better known as "speaking in tongues," an ecstatic outburst of unintelligible vocal sounds that resembles spoken language. The vocal writing in Tongues evokes the volatile grip of possession that is said to hold the human vessel through which the divine or supernatural passes. In sex sections that vary in instrumentation and character, the soprano gives voice to sounds that suggest the transformation from self-awareness to rapture. These sounds, not limited to phonetic utterances, often reflect the timbral properties of the accompanying ensemble. The soprano, in this "concerto for voice," oscillates between influencing and imitating her instrumental counterparts, alternately supporting, amplifying, and leading the ensemble.


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Tongues - Rental

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation
Composition Date 2001
Duration 28:00
Orchestration Sop.; Flute(dbl. Picc.) Cl. Guit. Vla. 1Perc.