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Blue Work

Vocalises I & II

for soprano solo

Year:  1988   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  1988
Duration:  6m

Composer:   Ronald Tremain

Films, Audio & Samples

Performed by Tracey Chadwell (soprano) on 13 July 1993

Ronald Tremain: Vocalise I;...

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Sample Score

Sample: First page of 'Vocalise 1'

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These two vocalises were written for Elise Bédard, an accomplished performer of avant-garde vocal music. They use the voice instrumentally and are designed to be technically challenging.

Commissioned note

Written for Elise Bédard

Performance history

29 Apr 1989: Performed by Elise Bédard (soprano) at Brock University on the occasion of the composer's retirement

14 Jul 1993: Vocalise I performed by Tracey Chadwell (soprano)

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