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Music Text

St Francis of Assisi (I)

Scoring

Soloist to play:wind.gong/BD/flex
perc(2):timp/glass.chimes/ant.cym/tam-t/bell.plates/marimba;crot/glass.chimes/ant.cym/t.bells/bell.plates/glsp/vib-cel-mixed choir(min.6.6.6.6)

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Sikorski


World Premiere
2/9/1998
Frankfurt
Mstislav Rostropovich (vlc) / State Choir of Kaunas, Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra percussionists
Press Quotes

"...The Canticle is not so much a concerto-like conversation as a follow-my-leader mystical journey in glorification of the creator, the elements, life and eventually death..."
BBC Music Magazine

Recommended Recording
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Mstislav Rostropovich/Emmanuel Pahud/London Voices/London Symphony Orchestra/Ryusuke Numajiri
EMI CDC 5 57153 2

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