Three Voices

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Three Voices is a 1982 composition by Morton Feldman, written in homage to his friends Philip Guston and Frank O’Hara, and dedicated to Joan La Barbara. [1] The work consists of three vocal parts: Feldman's original intention was that a singer would perform one part while being accompanied by pre-recordings of the two other parts. Alternatively the piece may be performed by three voices. [2] Most of the work is sung without text, but Feldman also incorporates two lines from O’Hara's 1957 poem Wind. [3]

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References

  1. Meyer, Thomas. Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" (PDF) (Liner notes). Col Legno. 20249. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. "Morton Feldman: 3 Voices". Universal Edition . Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  3. Butcher, Kayleigh (July 31, 2015). "Feldman and O'Hara's "Three Voices"" . Retrieved April 5, 2017.