Exile lamentations : three choruses for SATB choir
by Paul Stanhope (2008)
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Exile Lamentations is a triptych of choral pieces which reflect upon the experience of displacement, homelessness and banishment.
The starting point for Exile Lamentations is found in the Lamentations of Jeremiah, which play an important part in both Christian and Jewish traditions.
This three-movement piece juxtaposes the poetry of C20th Palestinian poets with the ancient Lamentations texts. The music employs a vast array of choral textures in its illustration of the powerful textual elements.
Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir, baritone solo.
Duration: 18 min.
Contents note: 1. Eykhah -- 2. Deserts of Exile -- 3. Lament.
Commission note: Commissioned by Elysian Singers, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Sydney Chamber Choir.. Co-commissioned by the Elysian Singers of London, Melbourne Symphony Chorus and Sydney Chamber Choir
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