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Adams, John: Doctor Atomic - Batter my heart, three person'd God (2005) 7'
for baritone and orchestra

Music Text

John Donne (E)

Scoring

2.picc.3.3(III=bcl).3-4.3.3.1-timp-harp-perc(2)chimes/tuned gongs-strings

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“Oppenheimer begins to sing, pouring out his soul in stark, anguished, cantorial phrases. The words – ‘Batter my heart, three-person'd God’ – are John Donne's, the music is the creation of America's greatest living composer, and the scene compresses all the terror and fascination of the opera's subject into eight minutes of wrenching, sinewy musical genius… a major addition to the operatic repertory of this new century.”
San Francisco Chronicle



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