Lament of the flutes for Dummuzi : flute with piano
by Katia Tiutiunnik (1999)
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Between two rivers : Canto di Enheduanna ; Between two rivers : Lament of the flutes for Dummuzi ; Apoteosi ; Night journey ; Al hisar / Katia Tiutiunnik.
Library shelf no. CD 904 [Available for loan]
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In composing Lament of the flutes for Dumuzi, my intention was to create a symbolic form portraying the religious experiences, which, in ancient Mesopotamia, found expression in the cult of Dumuzi. The initial inspiration for the work came from an English translation of a cuneiform hymn, entitled "Lament of the flutes for Damu." This lament was sung to the accompaniment of flutes every year in the precincts of the Temple Eanna, in ancient Uruk (Biblical Erech), as part of the ritual mourning of the dead Dumuzi in his aspect of the child god Damu.
Instrumentation: Flute, piano.
Duration: 7 min.
Contents note: This is the second work of Between two rivers: A trilogy
Written for: Michael Sitsky
The composer notes the following styles, subjects, genres, etc. associated with this work:
Central Asian folk music, Arab music, Mesopotamian mythology
Performances of this work
26 Aug 2012: at Bridges Collective: Persian Liaisons (Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne).
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