Alwin Michael Schronen
O gäb’s doch Sterne die nicht bleichen II (2014)
for 6-voice male choir and overtone singing
Difficulty: medium – difficult
Difficulty of overtones: very easy
Instrumentation: a cappella
Premiere: 18. April 2015, Limburg catherdal, mens chamber choir “Cantabile Limburg” under direction of Jürgen Fassbender.
Overtone singing: Free overtones on top of a constant tone in the male voices, written as vowel transitions.
The composer shared with me personally, «… that in a performance with a professional overtone singer of course a fixed melodic overtone voice could be written for the piece…».