Incantation - (2013)
mezzo soprano and piano
There's a song in all things ringing,
lost in dreams and still unheard.
And the world breaks forth in singing
when you find the magic word.
pages, circa 2' 30"
"Dem, der das Zauberwort trifft und ihm den Zauberton verleiht."
short text is set with an occasional dusting of light polytonality within
the diatonic. A short introduction leads to a simple melody around which
gestures separated by octaves accompany. The setting is a simple verse form,
one couplet for each stanza of song. For other settings of Kottmann's texts
in English and German, click
The score for
Incantation is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this