Napoleon IIIrd - Plague song

from Plague song (for Médecins Sans Frontières) by Various artists

  • The score itself has been digitally printed on Mohawk paper; the cover is printed letterpress at Nick's private press in North Yorkshire (Effra Press & Typefoundry). It's set in 16pt Village type, printed in two colours on 70 year old Barcham Green 210gsm mouldmade paper, and bound by hand.

    The score measures 210 x 297mm; each copy is signed and numbered by Nick, the composer & printer, in a limited edition of only 72 copies.

    All proceeds will be donated to Medecins sans Frontieres, and the price of the score has been suggested as a reasonable contribution to their outstanding work. If you can afford to give more, please do.

    Copies are currently being bound, and should be ready to be shipped in the week of 17th August 2020.

    Buying the score will also allow you to download the Plague Song recordings.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Plague song (for Médecins Sans Frontières) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 72 

      £30 GBP or more 



I decided the three sections of this score where movements, they were to flow from left to right and represent frequency range and tonality. As you can see from my annotated version of the score, I decided it should be divided into three minute sections, each representing the repetitive structure, but also sudden changes (the movements) that have effected me over the previous three months. The score was then divided vertically into pitch, dictated by the range of my piano. I then individually sampled all the natural notes of my piano, these were the only sounds used to produce my contribution.


from Plague song (for Médecins Sans Frontières), released August 14, 2020


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