Stjernara (Stars) for Flute (or Soprano Saxophone or Voice), Guitar and Violoncello by Regine Brunke
Score and parts
This restrained, poetically dreamy and melancholy composition contains a classically extended arrangement of the Gotlandic folk song “Allt under himmelens faste” (All Under The Firmament Of Heaven). This explains the fact that the composition can be performed on the one hand instrumentally by an ensemble or traverse flute, guitar and cello, or, on the other hand, with the traverse flute replaced by a voice. In the latter case, the untexted passages are augmented through vocalization.
Only the first verse is notated. If the piece is being performed with voice, the other verses can of course also be included as needed (i.e. the central section of the composition can be repeated accordingly often).
Stjernara is a composition of medium difficulty that can be incorporated very nicely into chamber music concert programs and song recitals. In addition, it is of particular interest to devotees of Swedish music. An alternative choice of ensemble, with soprano saxophone instead of the traverse flute or the voice, is also conceivable and has been added to this edition.
German composer Regine Brunke was born in 1964. She lives and works as a cellist and composer in Kassel.