A madrigal, popular in the Renaissance and early Baroque, may be defined as a secular, polyphonic partsong, a through-composed work attempting to express the emotion contained within each line of a poem on which it is based. Loosely, a madrigal may be thought of as a linear journey across pallets of color and emotional soundscapes, and this is precisely what Wallin Huff’s 2014 so-titled work for orchestra aims to do.
2 Flutes / 1 Piccolo (doubled by Flute II)
2 Oboes / 1 English Horn (doubled by Oboe II)
2 Clarinets in Bb
2 Horns in F
2 Trumpets in Bb
1 Tenor Trombone
1 Percussionist: Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam (with mallets and triangle beaters) Strings (vln 1, vln 2, vla, cello, bass)