Akhmatova requiem : soprano with string orchestra
by Christopher Willcock (2000)
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Akhmatova requiem : song cycle for soprano, strings and percussion / Christopher Willcock ; poems by Anna Akhmatova ; translated by D.M. Thomas.
Library shelf no. 783.66547/WIL 1 [Available for loan]
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Instrumentation: Soprano, string orchestra (188.8.131.52.2 minimum).
Duration: 45 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
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.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Merlyn Quaife
Commission note: Commissioned by The University of Melbourne by the Albert H. Maggs Award
First performance: 29 Oct 01. St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
Awards & Prizes
|1998||Albert H Maggs Composition Award||First Prize||Christopher Willcock|
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
Performances of this work
29 Oct 01: St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
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