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Birtwistle, Harrison: 9 Settings of Lorine Niedecker (1998/2000) 12'
for soprano and cello

Music Text

Lorine Niedecker (E)

Scoring

An additional 3 Settings of Lorine Niedecker were composed in 2011 and are available separately.
Any selection of songs from the complete cycle of twelve may be performed, but No IX, the last of the first set, should always be included and placed last.

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Territory

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

World Premiere

16/03/2000
Purcell Room, London
Valdine Anderson, sop/Paul Watkins, vlc

Press Quotes

"...music of fragile beauty... like a brittle leaf disintegrating."
The Times

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