je me delace
Jenece C. Gerber
About this work:
"i come undone" . Written for and premiered by the New York Virtuoso Singers in New York City (October 2007). Employs text in early modern French by 16th century poetess/courtesan Louise Labe as well as nonsense modern French poetry written by the composer. A modernist, light-hearted reaction to the discovery of the utter contemporality of Labe's 16th century entreaties for the rights and responsibilities of female intellectuals. Please visit: http://www.societyofcomposers.org/user/jenecec.gerber.html
for complete program notes and translations.
Year composed: 2007
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Chorus, Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: 1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 3 S, 3 A, 4 T, 4 B
Instrumentation notes: Minimum instrumentation is listed: 1 soprano and 1 alto soloist (drawn from the choir, so that total minimum requirement is 16 singers--4 on a part including the soloists). There are a couple of instances of complete divisi into 16 parts. Could be performed by a larger ensemble with balanced forces.