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Brandon Scott Rumsey

I N S UNLIGHT for

Two Sopranos and Oboe

(2017)

commissioned by

Amy Petrongelli, Alexandra Porter, and Zachary Pulse


BRANDON SCOTT RUMSEY

In Sunlight for

Two Sopranos and Oboe

(2016) SCORE IN C This edition contains in two selections: I. II.

In Sunlight Endearments Unsaid (no. 1)

DURATION Approximately 6 Minutes 


PROGRAM NOTE In Sunlight is a new, ongoing collaborative song project involving many of my friends, family, and colleagues who each contribute short two- or three-line poems to be set to music and performed. The texts are unified by a broad theme: sunlight, inspired by Noelle Kocot’s “In Sunlight,” a beautiful two-line poem from her collection The Raving Fortune. The two settings featured here are for two sopranos and oboe, and were composed for Amy Petrongelli, Alexandra Porter, and Zach Pulse. Kocot’s previously-published text is paired with an original poem by artist D. E. Poudrier who is a childhood friend.

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TEXTS Endearments Unsaid (no. 1) D. E. Poudrier And this, I never told you: That you smelled like the childhood I had spent reading in the embrace of fruit trees. The perfume of ripeness baked open in sunlight. The sharp scent of bark fragrant with dew. In Sunlight by Noelle Kocot The dust cycles around our happiest moments. The ones yet to come, that is.


for Amy Petrongelli, Allie Porter, and Zach Pulse

In Sunlight Text by Noelle Kocot

Brandon Scott Rumsey (2017)

for two sopranos and oboe

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* Oboe, m. 55: circular breathe if possible, if not breathe after each note change.


II. Endearments Unsaid (no. 1) Text by D. E. Poudrier

Brandon Scott Rumsey (2017)

q = 72

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&

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P

p expr.

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S.

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trees.

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* ten. = sing with imprecise rhythm to make words spoken naturally as possible.

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2 14

Ob.

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œ œ ˙

œ ‰ j˙ bœ

bœ œ ™ œ

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expr. 3

S.

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3 Œ œ œ™ œ w J

scent of bark

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A tiny bit quicker q = 76 19

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P

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at you smelled

like the child hood

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41

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In Sunlight for two sopranos and oboe  

Commissioned by Amy Petrongelli, Allie Porter, and Zach Pulse

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