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Akhmatova requiem : song cycle for soprano, strings and percussion / Christopher Willcock ; poems by Anna Akhmatova ; translated by D.M. Thomas.
by Christopher Willcock (2000)
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (84p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 45 min.
Contents note: 1. Instead of a preface -- 2. Dedication -- 3. Prologue -- 4. I: Arrest -- 5. II: Woman alone -- 6. III: Night -- 7. IV: Outside the prison -- 8. V: Understanding nothing -- 9. VI: White nights -- 10. VII: The sentence -- 11. VIII: To death -- 12. IX: Madness -- 13. X: Crucifixion -- 14. Epilogue I -- 15. Epilogue II.
Includes text of poems.
Notation program: Composer's Mosaic 1.58.
First performance by Merlyn Quaife and The Conductor's Orchestra, at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, 29 October 2001 -- Composer's note.
"Commissioned by The University of Melbourne by the Albert H. Maggs Award" -- Caption.
Copyright held by Christopher Willcock.
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