Poul Ruders: Corpus Cum Figuris (Score) by : Poul Ruders
Corpus Cum Figuris is a uniform composition in three major parts. The first part is a slow marche funébre; a kind of prologue with dark and sombre sounds and a massive wall of chords which leads us to the other part of the works where the static and solemn atmosphere is suddenly stopped and replaced by a rhythmic/melodic ritual which accelerates the music. In the third part the block structure is softened gradually; different figurations and stylistic elements arise to live their own lives: distant waltzes and pictures from the Middle Ages appear in this gigantic sonorous body. After a wild percussion orgy a short flash-back and a scream from the edge end Corpus cum Figuris. The piece has no literal content at all; even though the title leads the thought to Adrian Leverkühn's Apocalipsis cum Figuris from Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus. More likely; my piece will arouse associations as with all my music. It has to be heard in it's own conditions; in this case as a big body of music or perhaps as a great screen where the details; of course; are part of the whole body but at the same time are foreign and odd. It is as if one climbs a mountain and from the top of that mountain discovers a world which is completely different from expected. Corpus cum Figuris for 20 musicians was composed in 1984; commissioned by Ensemble InterContemporain and the Danish Radio. Ensemble InterContemporain world premiered the work in April 1985 conducted by Peter Eötvös. The piece was also played at the ISCM-festival in Amsterdam by Netherland Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ernest Bour.
|Publisher||Music Sales America|
| Length x Width x Height||16.5 x 12 x 0.5 inches |
| Shipping Weight||1.13 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL14027980|
| ISBN ||8759856815|
| EAN ||9788759856819|
| 1st Publication Date||10/1992|
Title: CORPUS CUM FIGURIS
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