2019/20 Choir Consortium Commission: "Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo)"

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2019/20 Choir Consortium Commission: "Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo)"

150.00

Composer Alex Eddington is seeking amateur choirs (SATB/SAB/SA/TB/unis.) to join a consortium for the 2019/20 season.

Up to 11 choirs will co-commission a new piece for choir and piano: a setting of Lotte Kramer’s beautiful poem “Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo)”.

Quantity:
Join the Consortium (NEW deadline: July 31, 2019)

Consortium Project

Composer Alex Eddington is seeking amateur choirs to join a consortium for the 2019/20 season.

Up to 11 choirs will co-commission a new piece for choir and piano

All kinds of amateur choirs are welcome to join the consortium: school choirs, community, religious…


EXTENDED DEADLINE: Join the consortium by
July 31, 2019 to be included in this project.

Cost to join is $150 CAD, and will go entirely toward the commissioning fee.

Score will be delivered by August 31, 2019.



The TEXT

Lotte Kramer’s beautiful poem “Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo)”.

Kramer’s poem (see below) is a striking image of how war affects the lives of children and their families. It reflects the devastating reality of modern warfare, and the resulting global refugee crisis.



The MUSIC

Alex Eddington is intending this piece as a contemporary musical reflection for the time around Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) or any concert or event on the theme of war and peace.



The DETAILS

Alex Eddington’s musical setting of “Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo) will:

  • be 2-3 minutes in length

  • have a medium-easy difficulty level

  • be in an accessible contemporary style, while in the composer’s unique voice

  • include piano accompaniment

  • be available in SATB, SAB, SA, TB and unison versions (all with piano)

  • arrive in PDF form, no later than August 31, 2019

Consortium members will:

  • have the name of their choir and Music Director/Conductor included on the sheet music, which will be published after May 2020

  • get access to all versions of the piece (SATB, SAB, SA, TB, unis. - all with piano accompaniment) as needed

  • receive exclusive rights to perform Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo) between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 (although you are encouraged to premiere the piece on or near Remembrance Day (Armistice Day): November 11, 2019)

  • know the joy of commissioning new music by a living composer!


Boy With Orange (out of Kosovo)

Lotte Kramer (reprinted with permission)

A boy holding an orange in his hands

Has crossed the border in uncertainty.

He stands there, stares with marble eyes at scenes

Too desolate for him to comprehend.

Now, in this globe he's clutching something safe,

A round assurance and a promised joy

No one shall take away. He cannot smile.

Behind him are the stones of babyhood.

Soon he will find a hand, perhaps, to hold,

Or a kind face, some comfort for a while.