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Sarabande (Caroline Shaw)

Posted By Roomful of Teeth

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This is the second part of Caroline Shaw’s Pulitzer-winning “Partita.” It was written during the third Roomful of Teeth residency at MASS MoCA and makes persistent use of a vocal gesture from Korean p’ansori singing (which the ensemble studied that summer). The delicate ornamentation in the men’s parts was inspired by Georgian singing traditions, another technique Roomful of Teeth studied in 2011.