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TOM JAMES
Oboe / Cor Anglais, Alto Flute / Bass Flute, Clarinet in Eb / Alto Clarinet in Eb, Clarinet in Bb / Bass Clarinet (with extension to low C), Violin Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass.
Foenix occidit is based on the motet Ergone conticuit, attributed to Johannes Lupi (1506-1539). The original text was by Erasmus of Rotterdam (1469-1536) and was written in memory of Johannes Ockeghem (1410-1497).
Lupi's work is in two sections, which I have transcribed for wind instruments. The string parts form a modern commentary on the Renaissance music, slowly warping and transforming the material, leading to the central (original) section of the work.
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List of works
BWV 555 Boom
Industrial Landscape I
Remote Location I
Morning Music
Green Man
Quartet
Waxing Crescent
Waning Crescent
St Anthony’s Sermon to the Fish
Crop Circle
Foenix Occidit
Three Northumbrian Folk Tunes
Shroud
© 2015 Tom James, Tom Owen, Jenny Jackson & Chris Noble.
Foenix Occidit