• Karsten Fundal
  • Hush (2004)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • 3(pic)(afl).2+ca.1+2bcl.2+cbn4.3.3.1timp.2perchppfstr

Programme Note

Hush er et studie i mørke og lys, kold og varm lyd. Jeg har også i dette stykke forsøgt at introducere stærke følelsesmæssige udtryk, ved brug af instrumentale farver og tonale virkemidler. Titlen Hush er forbundet med et slags ”indre digt” jeg har haft i tankerne medens jeg komponerede. Da jeg jo ikke er digter i ord, er det ufuldstændigt og utilstrækkeligt i sin form, men derfor alligevel meget godt beskrivende for stykkets væsen. Det lyder nogenlunde sådan her i mit hoved:

Hush little heart- hush.!!
was time running too fast or did the hours sometimes seem long?,
Were your beats too many or were they too few in the end?
Hush little heart- hush
did you see too little or did you sometimes see too much?,
was life too small or was it sometimes larger than life?
was your thirst quenched or did you end up drained?
hush, hush, little heart- hush!!,
Don't be afraid,
maybe you knew all the time:
that one day you would have to be still-
or maybe you didn't?
Is that why you were beating so fast?
hush, hush little heart-hush,- be comforted,
'cause even as you feel so small
Your very existence is strange and beautiful
- so, hush, hush, be comforted, be still my beating heart.

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