Rilke Gesänge (2009)
Introduction

These five settings of poetry fragments by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) are scored for solo baritone. The sober melodic lines are characterized by the ambiguous use of diatonic and modal pitch structures. All setting are notated ‘senza misura’. Rests of relative durations are used extensively between melodic gestures or phrases. The final setting also uses relative pitch duration.
 
Instrumentation

    solo baritone

Duration

    ca. 5’

Text fragments

    Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
Score sample