3 Handspiele

Pour 6 Voix Mixtes

Francois Paris

Choral Part(s)
Item Number: 512-03230
Number of Pages: 55
Duration: 0:19:40
Publisher: Gerard Billaudot Editeur
Print Status: Import, 4-5 weeks to deliver


Quick Overview

The composer chose three subjects -t he popular song What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong, which conveys the optimism of the time, a lullaby that can put a child to sleep, and a hand game such as rock-paper-scissors that is pure fun – as a vehicle for his considerations on these initial intentions. And he wonders: “How can we interpret enchantment, the wonder of the world, today, without perceiving a form of manipulation? … Does not the comfort of a lullaby come from the sweetness of the song, made to forget the present with no hope for the future? … Every game, naïve or not, will always have a symbolic and poetic meaning: if I say that, according to the rules of the game, the paper wraps the rock and the scissors cut the paper before falling into the well, have I not already begun to enact a form of drama?”

3 Handspiele

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Commission Commissioned by S.W.R.-N.V.S. and the Festival Eclat from Stuttgart.
Publisher ID GB8448