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Betteridge, Michael: The Sunday Boys 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Sunday Boys
  • Subtitle: 
    (from 'the body is a choir room')
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    3
  • Year of composition: 
    2018
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    'the sunday boys' is the fourth, and final, movement of 'the body is a choir room' with words by Andrew McMillan commissioned by the Manchester based LGBT+ choir of the same name. McMillan's four texts were created in collaboration with members of the ensemble exploring four themes through both a queer, but also Mancunian lens: arrival, exploration, settling down and ageing. However this text was an unexpected addition to McMillan's output inspired by the group and the conversations he had had with members of the choir. The poem is an ode, or anthem, to the choir, in which the notion of singing together as LGBT+ men is explored through the direct comparison of the act of music-making to human anatomy. Despite being a work for piano and voices, this final movement is entirely a cappella highlighting the very physical aspects of McMillan's words.

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