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The Storm Chorus

Jenkins, Hayley (2019) The Storm Chorus. [Composition]

Item Type: Composition


The piece plays out a story of a struggle being resolved by the coming together of a community in a safe place. This is identified through the metaphor of a storm; being caught in the rain is something we can all identify with and certainly, the warmth of a hot drink and good company can make any troubles seem less prominent in that ‘moment’.
The score has been sculpted with particular performers in mind, who speak many different languages and who come from a range of musical skills. Therefore, particular attention has been given to the vocal lines to mirror speech rhythms and pitches where possible, with an element of flexibility in the first two scenes to allow for creative expression and onstage action. This also has opportunities for solos or ‘group’ moments where confident performers can come forward
and have a moment in the foreground. Some motifs are directly from the performers themselves and have been notated as accurately as possible so that there is a tangible authenticity for the performers from the early discussions and collaborations around the theme of ‘community and belonging’.
Written for the Streetwise Opera group at MIMA, Middlesborough

PDF (Full Score for The Storm Chorus)
After the Storm- Three Scenes - Full Score.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

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Depositing User: Hayley Jenkins


Item ID: 14903
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Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2022 13:31
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023 03:38


Author: Hayley Jenkins ORCID iD

University Divisions

Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Performing Arts > Music

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