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Tre preghiere di Nabuccoduriussor : Three prayers of Nebuchadrezzar

by Katia Tiutiunnik (2001)

Also known as: Three prayers of Nebuchadrezzar

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Performance by Luke Tierney from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 58

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Work Overview

Tre Preghiere di Nabuccoduriussor (Three Prayers of Nebuchadrezzar), for solo guitar, was inspired by translations of prayers from three cuneiform inscriptions composed by King Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon (604-562 BC). Nebuchadrezzr composed these prayers to commemorate the construction of a processional street, and the reconstruction of a palace and temple respectively. In his introduction to the translations of these prayers, Benjamin Read Foster says that they reflect the great piety and reverence of the successful, energetic king. It was these qualities that I wished to portray in Tre Preghiere di Nabuccoduriussor.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Guitar.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. To Marduk -- II. To Nabu and Marduk -- III. To Ninmah.

First performance: by Luke Tierney — 28 Sep 01. Great Hall of University House, the Australian National University, Canberra, as part of the Festival of Contemporary Arts

The composer notes the following subjects, styles, genres, etc associated with this work:
Ancient Near Eastern music, Renaissance music, Lute music, Arab music, Persian music, Sacred music.


Article: Babylon, the "Gate of the Gods", in the symbolic realm of "Tre preghiere di Nabuccodurissor" for guitar
by Katia Tiutiunnik
Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series VIII: Art • Sport • Vol. 4 (53) No. 1 - 2011

Performances of this work

24 Jun 06: Dom Kompozitorov (Palace of the Saint-Petersburg Composers’ Society), Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Featuring Sergei Ilyin.

9 Jun 02: Santuario dell’Oliveto, Chiusavecchia, Liguria, as part of the festival Chitarra Imperia: Seminari e Festival di Primavera, Imperia, Liguria,Italy. Featuring Giovanni Pattavina.

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