Tuesday, 15 July 2014

David Bedford

Star Clusters, Nebulae and Places in Devon (1971) ...

David Bedford's choral piece for double choir and brass instruments ...Inspired by the fact that some starlight we see today left the stars thousands of years ago.  Two choirs recite separately names of stars and local Devonshire name places ...the 'places' represent the many Bronze Age sites in Devon, and the light from the Great Star Cluster in Hercules left there 3500 years ago...

Star Clusters, Nebulae & Places in Devon ... 

Choir 1.
The Great Nebula in Andromeda
The Whirlpool Nebula in Canes Venatici
Spiral Nebula in Triangulum
Globular Star Cluster in Hydra
The Great Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Star Cluster in Cassiopeia
Star Cluster in Perseus
Bode's Nebula in Ursa Mayor

The Owl Nebula in Ursa Mayor
Nebula in Eridanus
The Crab Nebula in Taurus
Star Cluster in Auriga
Globular Star Cluster in Serpens
Ring Nebula in Hydra
Great Star Cluster in Hercules

The Horseshoe Nebula in Sagittarius
The Veil Nebula in Cygnus
The Horsehead Nebula in Orion
The Coalsack in Cygnus
Globular Star Cluster in Pegasus
The Keyhole Nebula in Eta Carina
The Great Nebula in Orion

Choir 2.
Bovey Tracey (pronounced "Buvvy" Tracey)
Little Hempston
Cheriton Bishop

Dunnabridge Pound
Lustleigh Cleave
Newton Poppleford
Mary Tavy

Rippon Tor
Hope's Nose
Cater's Beam
Hangingstone Hill
Penn Moor
Black Ridge

Belstone Corner
Hollow Moor
Black Dog
Yes Tor
North Radworthy
High Willhays

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