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Vivier, Claude: Greeting Music (1978) 14'
for piano, flute, oboe, cello and percussion

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This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere

25/02/1979
Vancouver, BC
Days Months and Years to Come / Patrick Wedd

Composer's Notes

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Greeting Music is in fact a very sad piece. It should be entirely performed with no expression in the face…and the body should just do the movements it needs to perform…the five performers should look more like zombies. The piece is somehow related to a hopeless world where nothing is to be done nor felt.

— Claude Vivier

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This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.

Recommended Recording

L'Ensemble de la SMCQ / Walter Boudreau
ATMA ACD 2 2252
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