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Work


Vespro

for orchestra

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  3(1.2.p) 2 2 2 | 4 3 3 0 | timp+3 | hp | str (14.12.10.8.6)

Year:  2017
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  3(1.2.p) 2 2 2 | 4 3 3 0 | ...

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INTERVIEW: Young People’s G...

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Reuben Jelleyman: Vespro - ...

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Reuben Jelleyman: Vespro - ...

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Sample Score

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About

'Summer 2016/17: listening to Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610), mostly in the evenings just before I fall asleep.'

On approaching the NZSO NYO 2017 commission I started to envisage a work like the sorting of blurry musical fragments of recollection in my memory and things I was listening to. True to the way many composers admit to conceiving a new work while listening to an old one, I was finding new music amidst a very old, grand creation, viz. Monteverdi's Vespers.

My new work Vespro 2017 can be seen in many analogies: but perhaps best being the restoration of an old building, where old stone buttresses mesh with glass and steel. You can excavate shards of the Vespers in the very fabric of the work; but you can also very clearly see it amidst the central structures. And so in being, the work is an entirely new imagination; an evening prayer; a dream.

-RJ


Commissioned note

NZSO NYO Residency 2017