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CoverThe Wound in the Water [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen: Bio and other works
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voicing: SATB, solo soprano | catalog number: SBMP 1409 | duration: 70:00 | price: $16.95
accompaniment: piano, and string orchestra
Conductor's Score & Instrument parts: $185.00 Order


Labeled a “masterpeice” by all who have heard it, this received its premier in Norway performed by Conspirare conducted by Craig Hella Johnson. Set to a profound text by Euan Tait, composer Arnesen has again created a very special addition to the library of major works.

FROM THE POET, Euan Tait:
The Wound in the Water explores the theme of Mammon by singing of our exile and the wounding of our world, of the beauty of the earth, and of the struggle of profoundly divided humanity towards a shared song. Mammon, the traditional symbol of the love of greed and money, is a force that divides us, both internally — we become divided from ourselves, from our capacity for love - and communally — human beings become creatures of competition and conflict. Our relationship with ourselves, others, and the vividly living planet that is our home, slowly erodes and then collapses — and we come to live as homeless exiles in this threefold sense. This work recognizes the long journey towards healing that we have to undergo, and ends with a fragile attempt at a shared song.

Recording by Conspirare - Craig Hella Johnson, conductor

Part 1: The Cry of the Sea

Movement 1: Mammon in the Mind's Ocean
Movement 2: I Call To You
Movement 3: The Wound in the Water
Movement 4: The Song of the Sea
Movement 5: The Cry of the Sea
Movement 6: Interlude 1 - Spirit, Help Us

Part 2: The Cries of Exile
Movement 7: Song of Sea Exile
Movement 8: The Shadow of the Boat
Movement 9: The Strangers
Movement 10: The Song of Love
Movement 11: Interlude 2 - Spirit, Help Me

Part 3: The Heart of the Singer
Movement 12: The Singer’s Dance
Movement 13: The Singer’s Voice
Movement 14: Sea-Singer
Movement 15: Epilogue

The Complete Work
The Wound in the Water

Read the lyrics: HERE

View the Choral Score: HERE
View the Conductor’s Score: HERE

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