Everyday Wonders

The Girl from Aleppo

Cecilia McDowall
Violin part
9780193524842
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Description

for upper voices, SATB, solo violin, and piano
Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo tells the extraordinary story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Syrian teenager forced by war to flee her home and make a long and arduous journey to Europe with her sister, further complicated by cerebral palsy having confined her to a wheelchair. It sets a specially-written text by Kevin Crossley-Holland and is in three sections: 'Orphans of the World', centred on Nujeen's family life in Aleppo; 'My Journey', an account of a refugee's perilous route across borders and waters; and 'Everyday Wonders', where the teenager reflects on the 'everyday' joys of her new life. In response to the vivid text, McDowall has employed a wealth of musical effects, including rhythmic spoken sections, unpitched vocalizations depicting aircraft and gunfire, and a solo violin part is infused with Middle Eastern flavours. The prevailing mood of Nujeen's story is embodied by the final line of a chorale that opens and closes this unique concert work: 'singing the song of life itself'.

  • Compelling exploration of the extraordinary story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Kurdish teenager with cerebral palsy forced by war to flee her home and embark on an arduous journey to Europe with her sister
  • Specially-written text by poet Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Includes a part for solo violin that is infused with Middle Eastern flavours
  • A wealth of musical effects are employed in response to the vivid text
  • Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo tells the extraordinary story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Kurdish teenager with cerebral palsy forced by war to flee her home and embark on an arduous journey to Europe with her sister.

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193524842
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 12
Duration: 16 Mins
Publication Date: 16/08/2018
Format: 297x210
Voices: SATB
Force: Upper voices, SATB, solo violin, & piano

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