A garland for St Francis : soprano with ensemble
by Betty Beath (2002, this version: 2003)
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Year: 2002, this version: 2003
Instrumentation: Soprano voice, flute, clarinet in B flat, vibraphone, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
Duration: 22 min.
Contents note: Introduction -- I had a dream -- Yes, my friends of Assisi, I have gone mad -- Francis and the leper -- Sermon to the birds -- How sweet to feel -- Psalm 96, 11/12 -- Meditation (for viola and cello) -- Soliloquy: Francis -- Prayer: St Francis.
Text of 'Yes, my friends of Assisi, I have gone mad' and 'How sweet to feel' by Carlo Carretto ; text of 'Sermon to the birds' by Giovanni Pascoli, translated by John Gransden, text of 'Francis and the leper' by Brother William SSF.
Meditation is scored for viola and cello duo; Soliloquy is scored for soprano, vibraphone and cello.
Individual movements may be performed separately.
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
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