• Simon Holt
  • Sunrise' yellow noise (1999)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the CBSO and Southbank Centre

Part 1 of the cycle 'a ribbon of time'.
Le Prix de la Fondation Prince Pierre, Monaco (2001)

  • 3(2afl:pic).2+ca.3(3Ebcl,bcl)+cbcl.1+cbn/1221/3perc/hp/str(
  • soprano
  • 12 min
  • Emily Dickinson
  • English

Programme Note

Sunrise’ yellow noise is scored for a soprano with an orchestra minus violas and cellos. It lasts approximately 12’ . It is a setting of an Emily Dickinson poem (written in 1864):

Ample make this Bed –
Make this Bed with Awe –
In it wait till Judgement break
Excellent and Fair.

Make its Mattress straight –
Make its Pillow round –
Let no Sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this Ground –

© Simon Holt


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