Compassion : for string quartet, piano, double bass, percussion and solo voice, a song cycle in seven movements,
by Lior and Nigel Westlake (2013, this version: 2017)
Score SampleView a sample of the score of this work
Selected products featuring this work — Display all products (3 more)
Out of Print
This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.
Version: This product features the Tenor with full orchestra version of this work
Library shelf no. CD 2522 [Not for loan]
$120.00Add to cart
Display all products featuring this work (3 more)
Compassion" draws from the rich worlds of Islam and Judaism to present a collection of profound and poetic messages surrounding the idea of compassion between human beings. The texts are largely a collection of poems, proverbs and songs that give us an insight into such wisdom. Their similarities are immense and their universality is undeniable. Far from the misguided commentaries that have so often steered humanity away from the true enactment of compassion, these texts affirm that attaining a greater sense of compassion is an ultimate goal, and letting it guide our actions is the ultimate wisdom.
Year: 2013, this version: 2017
Instrumentation: Tenor voice, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, piano, percussion (1 player).
Duration: 40 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Tinalley String Quartet.
Awards & Prizes
|2014||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Orchestral||Finalist||Nigel Westlake|
Resonate article: New education resource: Compassion by Nigel Westlake and Lior by Australian Music Centre
Performances of this work
4 Apr 2021: at Westlake & Lior: Compassion (Four Winds Sound Shell). Featuring Rebecca Lagos, Nigel Westlake, Fellows of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Lior, Goldner String Quartet, Liisa Pallandi, Timo-Veikko Valve, Stefan Cassomenos.
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.
To post a comment please login.