LA GUERRE

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1965

Instrumentation : 

sop & ch ens: cl, pf, vib, 3 perc

Duration (min): 

17:

Movements-Titles: 

3

Text Source/Author: 

(text: Pound, Jarrell, cummings) Cleared

First Performance: 

1970-ISCM International Festival, Basel, Switzerland. U.S. Competition Winner - Joan Carroll, Soprano.

A trilogy for soprano and chamber ensemble employing poems on the subject of war by Ezra Pound, Randall Jarrell, and e.e. cummings. Featuring numerous extended vocal and instrumental tecnhiques, as well as some graphic notation. The work is highly dramatic and theatrical, and technically and interpretively extremely demanding. Requires professional performers with considerable experience in the performance of new music created in the 1960s-1970s decade.

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