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Lament of the flutes for Dummuzi : flute with piano

by Katia Tiutiunnik (1999)

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Between two rivers


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Lament of the flutes for Dummuzi : per flauto e pianoforte / Katia Tiutiunnik.

Library shelf no. 788.32/TIU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Flute, piano.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

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

15 Jan 2014: at Encounters 2014: 2nd concert (Damansara Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Bridges Collective.

13 Jan 2014: at Encounters 2014 (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kuala Lumpur). Featuring Bridges Collective.

26 Aug 2012: at Bridges Collective: Persian Liaisons (Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne).

12 Aug 09: Sala Darsena, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. . Featuring Niccolo Sbuelz, Giulia Carlutti.

18 Mar 2009: at Giulia Carlutti & Niccolo Sbuelz (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore). Featuring Giulia Carlutti, Niccolo Sbuelz.

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