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Five Yu'pik Dances

COMPOSER: John Luther Adams
PUBLISHER: Taiga Press
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Harp
John Luther Adams ' Five Yu'pik Dances for solo Harp. Composed in 1991. Duration: 7-8 minutes. ' This set of miniatures is based on traditional dance songs of the Yupik Eskimo people of Western Alaska. In their original forms, these melodies would be sung in unsion. The first, third and fifth songs
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Composer John Luther Adams
Publisher Taiga Press
Instrumentation Harp
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Harp
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2017
Genre Classical
EAN 5020679246610
Style Period Post 1901
No. Pages 11
No. MUSCH86295
Release Date 2/10/2017
Description
John Luther Adams ' Five Yu'pik Dances for solo Harp. Composed in 1991. Duration: 7-8 minutes. ' This set of miniatures is based on traditional dance songs of the Yupik Eskimo people of Western Alaska. In their original forms, these melodies would be sung in unsion. The first, third and fifth songs would be accompanied by frame drums. The second and fourth are game songs, for jumping rope and juggling pebbles. Aside from the obvious difference in instrumentation, my settings of these songs differ from the Yup'ik originals in other respects. I have extended and varied the melodies, and added countermelodies, ostinato figurations, introductions, interludes and codas. Thefirst four melodies are drawn from the collection Yup'ik Eskimo songs, compiled by Thomas F. Johnston, and Tupou L. Pulu, and published by the University Of Alaska. The fifth was 'loaned' to me by Yup'ik singer and dancer Chuna McIntyre, who learned it in his village of Eek, Alaska. The poems preceding each piece are rough translations of the words to the songs. These verses are often cryptic and enigmatic. Their obscurity is increased because some of the words or their meanings have been lost, over time .' - John Luther Adams
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