second song for many

Parkinson, Tim

Sample score



7m 30s




Flexible Ensemble

About the work

“second song for many” is a sequel to “song for many” which was made in 2011 for the Edges Ensemble. In both works, the sound of speech is a part of the overall sound material, although the specific texts used are not required to be intelligible to an audience.

“song for many” is a loud piece, which uses a text from a consumer survey to be shouted by half the ensemble. “second song for many” is a quieter piece which uses a list of recently extinct species to create a more delicate atmosphere. A different song for a different many.