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Title: Midnight Song for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra: piano version
Authors: Constantinides, Dinos
Keywords: LRC112b
Issue Date: 1988
Abstract: Midnight Song is based on a three-note chromatic cluster that derives from the beginning of an old, evocative Nat King Cole song. The cluster, first appearing at the opening of the work, is transformed through octave displacements into melodic figures of a lyrical nature and leads to a nightingale’s song. Fast descending sonorities occasionally interrupt the tranquil mood of the music. The interplay of tonal and atonal elements creates mood changes and affects the overall structure of the piece. A dramatic middle section embellished by short, fast passages brings the music back to the opening three-note cluster. A highly contrapuntal section builds up to loud sonorities echoed by very soft clusters. The nightingale’s song appears again as an epilogue.
Description: Poetry: Pinkie Gordon Lane
Rights: Dinos Constantinides
Appears in Collections:Dinos Constantinides (Works)

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