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Labyrinth of Love

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Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 40:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $175.00


Movements

Introduction - 0:42
1. In This Strange Labyrinth
2. Eros (Sappho Fragment 47) - 2:02
3. Sonnets from the Portuguese, XIII
4. If I may have it, when it’s dead
5. On the Difficulty of Loving an Invisible God - 4:12
6. Liz’s Lament - 6:56
7. Oh, come to me in dreams, my love! - 4:51
8. Short Talk on the Sensation of Aeroplane Takeoff - 3:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe/English Horn
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
C Trumpet
Horn in F
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion I, including:

  • Bongos
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Kick Drum
  • Maracas
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block

Soprano


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Labyrinth of Love is inspired by the love poetry and prose by eight women: Sappho (612 BC–570 BC; Greek), Lady Mary Wroth (1587–1653; British), Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651–1695; Mexican), Mary Shelley (1797–1851; British), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861; British), Emily Dickinson (1830–1886; American), Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011; American), and Anne Carson (b. 1950; Canadian).

The texts I have selected and the musical landscapes I have created are full of bitterness, desire, longing, ecstasy, irony, tenderness, despair, hope, sadness and humor.

Labyrinth of Love (2012) for soprano and small chamber ensemble was commissioned by Present Music, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and the Rambert Dance Company, London, United Kingdom. The world premiere performance was given by Present Music, conducted by Kevin Stalheim, with Jennifer Goltz, soprano, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15, 2012. The first European performance was given by the Rambert Dance Company, Paul Hoskins, music director, with Marguerite Donlon, choreographer, in Manchester, United Kingdom, on October 10, 2012.

- Program Note by composer


Labyrinth of Love (2013) for soprano and chamber winds was commissioned by the University of Miami Frost School of Music. The world premiere performance was given by the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gary D. Green, with Hila Plitmann, soprano, in Coral Gables, Florida, on October 6,2013.

- Program Note from Foot in the Door Ensemble concert program, 22 February 2019


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches) Wind Ensemble (Jeffrey C. Mathews, conductor) – 21 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 Southern Division Conference, Natchitoches, La.)
  • Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, La.) Wind Symphony (Jeffrey Mathews, conductor; D’Nissa Hester, soprano) – 14 November 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Ensemble (Paula Holcomb, conductor; Culver Joslyn, soprano) – 19 October 2019
  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor; Gilda Lyons, soprano) – 4 October 2019
  • Hartt School (Hartford, Conn.) Foot in the Door Ensemble (Glen Adsit, conductor; Gilda Lyons, soprano) – 22 February 2019 (CBDNA 2019 National Conference, Tempe, Ariz.)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Wind Ensemble (Travis J. Cross, conductor; Hila Plitman, soprano) – 7 December 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Wind Ensemble (Craig Kirchoff, conductor; Hila Plitman, soprano) – 2 May 2018
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Wind Ensemble (Damon Talley, conductor; Hila Plitman, soprano) – 20 February 2018
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Wind Symphony (Michael Hancock, conductor; Skye Singleton, soprano) – 20 November 2017
  • University of Michigan Symphony Band (Michael Haithcock, conductor; Hila Plitmann, soprano) - 11 March 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer



Resources

  • Daugherty, M. [2015]. Labyrinth of Love : For Soprano and Large Chamber Ensemble (2012) [score]. Michael Daugherty Music: [s.l.]
  • Michael Daugherty website Accessed 28 March 2016