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Samuel, Rhian: White Amaryllis, The. Rental

Words by May Sarton
1991 [23′]
Full score, vocal score and instrumental parts

Ref: HL325 ISMN: 9790220219252 Categories: , By:

Description

Duration: 23 minutes
For medium voice, two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (three players), harp and strings

I Celebration
II The Snow Light
III Before Dawn

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1st perf (complete cycle): Jane Manning (soprano), BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia (cond), 17 August 1992 (BBC Radio 3)
1st perf (III): Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), National Orchestral Association (USA), Jorge Mester (cond), New York, 25 February 1989
1st broadcast perf (III): Jane Manning (soprano), BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Grant Llewelyn (cond), 21 February 1991 (BBC Radio 3)
Before Dawn [No. III from The White Amaryllis] is … emotionally powerful … it traces the feeling of loss from numb disbelief to searing pain. The vocal setting is straightforward and melodic … The real power, though, is in the orchestral part, which reflects the shifting emotions with stark clarity.
Allan Kozinn, The New York Times, 27 February 1989

 

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