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A Child's View Of Colour

INSTRUMENT GROUP: Vocal
COMPOSER: Michael Nyman
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT TYPE: Part
This work, composed for Children's Voices and String Quartet, was commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Conductor's score and String Parts are available from the Publishers. My text is extractedfromRodney Livingstone's translation of a short essay by the German cultural
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Instrument Group Vocal
Composer Michael Nyman
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Soprano Voice and Piano
Product Type Part
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2003
Style Children
ISBN 9781844490189
Style Period Post 1901
Voicing Soprano Voice
No. Pages 16
No. MUSCH66561
Description
This work, composed for Children's Voices and String Quartet, was commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Conductor's score and String Parts are available from the Publishers.

My text is extractedfromRodney Livingstone's translation of a short essay by the German cultural historian Walter Benjamin (1892-1940). It was written between 1914-15 during a metaphysical phase before Benjamin embraced Marxism. This text emphasisestheyoung person's, as opposed to the adult's, approach to colour: 'for the person who sees with a child's eyes, it marks boundaries, it is not a layer of something superimposed on matter, as it is with adults'. This work continuesmyinterest in art-based texts - from 'The Kiss' (1985) to my opera 'Facing Goya' (2000/02)

© Michael Nyman 2003

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  • 1. A Child's View Of Colour
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