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Julia E. Howell

And death shall have no dominion words by Dylan Thomas

for

Solo Voices

Full Score


And death shall have no dominion (2012)

Solo Soprano Solo Alto Solo Tenor Solo Bass

Duration: ca. 5' 30" Words selected from 'And death shall have no dominion' by Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) Written for workshop by Exaudi March 14th, 2012 Performance Notes: Unless otherwise indicated, all dynamic changes should be subito. The isolated "n," "th," "sh," "v," and "m" sounds should be created by forming the consonants with the lips and teeth while singing the pitch indicated. The effect should be similar to humming.

Program Notes: Dylan Thomas' 'And death shall have no dominion' expresses a sense of determined, almost grim hope in the face of inexorable mortality. This piece uses two conflicting but ultimately aligning hexachords to create melodic lines that rise out of a mysterious background of echoing sounds, reflecting a perpetual striving to rise above chaos and fate.


And death shall have no dominion Dylan Thomas

Julia E. Howell

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pp

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Copyright © 2012 Julia E. Howell

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∑ min

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they

shall

rise

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And death shall have no dominion  

For solo voices SATB - 2012

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