This edition consists of one duet score (two copies would be needed for a performance).
From the composer:
"Sitting on a train shortly after President Trump's inauguration, I noticed a fellow passenger reading an article titled 'Books to Help You Survive in a Dystopian World' or something like that. Sensing that it may contain excellent inspiration for future pieces, I jotted down the recommended reading list and ordered several of the books the next day. One of my favourite things to do when writing for the voice is to set ancient texts that seem utterly contemporary, and large parts of Philip Freeman's translation of Quintus Tullius Cicero's How To Win and Election seemed straight out of Trump's election playbook. The book was written by Quintus for his brother Marcus in 64BC when the latter ran for consul (the highest office in the Roman Republic) and contains nuggets of advice such as 'If a politician made only promises he could keep, he wouldn't have many friends'. My setting seeks to bring out the drama of the text in all its pragmatic outrageousness."
The text is viewable on pages 9-10 of the audio recording's notes booklet, available here.
Performer / Ensemble Link Comments Alison Wells (mezz), Ian Mitchell (bcl) 2018 (2018).
Pages (score): 12
Publisher Code: CH88157
Length: 28 cm
Width: 21.6 cm
Thickness: 0.158 cm
Weight: 56 g