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Vivier, Claude: Musik für das Ende (1971) 25'
for 20 voices also playing percussion

Music Text

Claude Vivier (F-imaginary language)

Scoring

20 voices in three groups: 2S,A,T,B; 2S,A,T,B; 4S,3A,2T,B; perc:claves/t.bell/arbre de bambou/ant.cym/cowbell; Indian bell/ant.cyms/claves/t.bell

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Territory

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

World Premiere

20/01/2012
Parochialkirche, Berlin
RIAS Kammerchor / Hans-Christoph Rademann

World stage premiere

27/10/2017
Crow's Theatre, Toronto, ON
Soundstreams Canada

Composer's Notes

Deutsch Français

Two threads join this body to the human spirit: a word and the rhythm assigned to it. I specify these two elements because they belong not to a cosmic certitude, but to human verity. The Music of the End is where all is forever erased, where all becomes infinite silence.

— Claude Vivier

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



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