A MEASURE OF LOVE AND SILENCE

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A MEASURE OF LOVE AND SILENCE

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$24.95 score
$26.95 set of 6 parts

Year Authored (or revised): 

2006

Instrumentation : 

Soprano, Baritone; Alto Flute/Piccolo, English Horn/Oboe, Violin, Cello, Percussion(1), and Piano

Duration (min): 

12

Movements-Titles: 

Part I: Prologue
Part II: "The measure of love's weight..."
Part III: Interlude
Part IV: "As an amber fleck of rosin..."
Part V: Epilogue

Text Source/Author: 

Tatyana Apraksina (trans. by James Wesley Manteith); used by permission

First Performance: 

May 18, 2008 - Elena Antonenko (soprano), Sergei Romanov (baritone), Fedor Lednev (conductor); St. Petersburg Spring Festival (Russia)

This cantata for soprano, baritone, and 6 instruments sets Tatyana Apraksina's poem of love, identity, and exile - in a counterpoint of Russian and English.[When one performer is singing a phrase in Russian, the other sings the English translation.] At one point, all of the instrumental performers join the singers to form a speaking chorus; in other places, the percussionist and conductor are called upon to briefly join the pianist.

 

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