Jonestown threnody : string orchestra
by David Chisholm (2008)
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Library shelf no. CD 2783 [Not for loan]
Jonestown Threnody was inspired by Stanley Nelson's extraordinary 2006 documentary Jonestown: The life and death of the People's Temple and was written to mark the 30 year anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, the largest mass suicide in modern history.
Instrumentation: 2 Violins, 2 viola, 2 cellos, double bass.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Extremely complex rhythm and colour requirements
Dedication note: Dedicated to the children of Jonestown.
Commission note: Commissioned by EMPAC (Experimental Media Performing Arts Center, New York) and BalletLab as a source work for MIRACLE.
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