Luciano Berio: Requies

Luciano Berio Requies
Requies

Luciano Berio: Requies

Year of composition:
1983-1984
Scored for:
for chamber orchestra
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Instrumentation:
2 2 3 2 - 2 2 1 0 - mar, hp, cel, str(8 8 4(6) 4(5) 3)
Instrumentation details:
flute
piccolo
flute
oboe
cor anglais
clarinet in Eb
clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
trombone
marimba
celesta
harp
violin I (8)
violin II (8)
viola (4(6))
violoncello (4(5))
contrabass (3)
Remarks:
in memoriam Cathy Berberian
Duration:
17’
Dedication:
in memoriam Cathy Berberian
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Work introduction

A chamber orchestra is playing a melody: or rather, describes a melody, though only as a shadow might describe an object, or an echo a sound. The melody constantly but brokenly develops throughout repeats and digressions and around a central point, at once mobile and distant, possibly indecipherable to the listening ear. Requies, written in 1984 for the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, is dedicated to the memory of Cathy Berberian.

Luciano Berio, translated from the Italian by John Underwood

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Requies

Luciano Berio: Requies

study score
for chamber orchestra , 17’
Instr.: 2 2 3 2 - 2 2 1 0 - mar, hp, cel, str(8 8 4(6) 4(5) 3)

Requies

Luciano Berio: Requies

full score
for chamber orchestra , 17’
Instr.: 2 2 3 2 - 2 2 1 0 - mar, hp, cel, str(8 8 4(6) 4(5) 3)

World première

Location:
Lausanne
Date:
26.03.1984
Orchestra:
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Conductor:
Armin Jordan

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