Readings from Book of Love

Instrumentation flute, Bb clarinet (dbl. Bb bass clarinet), violin, violoncello, percussion, piano
Percussion requirements 5-8ve marimba, snare drum, medium tom-tom, small bass drum, whip, temple bowl (optional: piano may double on 2nd temple bowl)

Timing ca. 17′

Composed 2016 (adapted from Book of Love)

Commissioned by Kokoro Dance with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts

World Premiere February 25, 2016, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. Standing Wave

Programme Notes

Book of Love is an hour-long collaborative dance/music exploration of love’s many manifestations and dimensions. The ways it drives us. The ways we seek it. The ways it evolves. It was commissioned by Kokoro Dance and premiered in November 2015, with choreography by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi, and live music performance by Standing Wave. This instrumental concert suite of Readings from Book of Love draws from several of the original work’s nine chapters.

The full-length Book of Love was commissioned by Kokoro Dance with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts. Readings from Book of Love is dedicated to Standing Wave.

PDF score excerpt

First Reading excerpt     Second Reading excerpt     Third Reading excerpt

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