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Orphei mysteria

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Orphei mysteria : for mezzo-soprano, soprano and ensemble / Nigel Butterley ; words by Patricia Excell.

by Nigel Butterley (2008)

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  • Instrumentation: Mezzo-soprano, soprano, flute, cor anglais, bass clarinet, guitar, violin, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Halcyon, Mark Shiell


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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 7 performance parts (56p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 23 mins

Contents note:

I. Prologue -- The Head of Orpheus -- The Lemon Tree -- II. The Lyre of Orpheus -- III. The Lemon Tree -- The Song of Orpheus -- Epilogue.

Includes instrumental parts only.

The text is a response to the Orpheus myth by Patricia Excell. The Prologue and Epilogue are from the Petelia Tablet, Southern Italy 3rd-4th century BCE.

Highly commended in the Paul Lowin Award for Song Cycle, 2009.

Typeset edition.

Analysis & Media

- Full Work [Audio]: Nigel Butterley's "Orphei Mysteria"

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