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Music Text

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

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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World Premiere
McGill University - Pollack Hall, Montréal, QC
Jocelyne Fleury, mezzo-soprano / McGill University / Serge Garant
Composer's Notes

Das Werk, eine Meditation über den menschlichen Schmerz, ist als eine lange, unablässige Melodie gedacht. Diese Musik kann unter drei unterschiedlichen Aspekten wahrgenommen werden: dem formalen Aspekt, dem melodischen Aspekt, und dem Aspekt des Textes.

— Claude Vivier

Reproduction Rights:
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Recommended Recording

L'Ensemble de la SMCQ / Walter Boudreau
ATMA ACD 2 2252
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