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Vivier, ClaudeWo bist du Licht! (1981) 23'
for mezzo-soprano, percussion, strings and tape

Music Text  
Hölderlin; Claude Vivier; historical recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and from Robert Kennedy's assassination (G-imaginary language-E)

Scoring
perc:BD/Balinese gong/Chinese gong/tam-t/t.bells/brake drums-strings(6.5.4.3.2)-tape

This work requires additional technological components and/or amplification.
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Abbreviations (PDF).

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

World Premiere
4/26/1984
McGill University - Pollack Hall, Montréal, QC
Jocelyne Fleury, mezzo-soprano / McGill University / Serge Garant


Composer's Notes      Deutsch    Français
A meditation on human suffering, this piece is intended as one long continuous melody. The music can be perceived from three different aspects: formal, melodic, or textual.

— Claude Vivier

Reproduction Rights:
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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