Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho
's Bosun's Cheer
, composed in 2014. Included here are the score and parts for the Period Instrument Version
, arranged for a speaker, Violin, Cello and Double Bass.
Born in Helsinki and having studied composition there and in Freiburg and Paris, Kaija Saariaho has achieved a great level of critical and audience acclaim now mid-career. Her previous work was notable for including electronics alongside more traditional instruments before going on to compose much larger works, including the epic opera 'L'Amour de Loin' in 2000, a recording of which won the 2011 Grammy award for best opera recording.
This piece, Bosun's Cheer, is an exhilarating work, including some inventive instrumental techniques as well as a hauntingly poetic voice.
The version for modern instruments can be found here