Raymond Murray Schafer: Hymn to Night

Raymond Murray Schafer Hymn to Night
Hymn to Night

Raymond Murray Schafer: Hymn to Night

Year of composition:
1976
Scored for:
for soprano and chamber ensemble
Composer:
Raymond Murray Schafer
Text source:
Hymn to night. An Aria from "Patria IV" (Theseus) adapted by Novalis
Text adapter:
Novalis
Soloists:
soprano
Instrumentation:
1 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc(2), hp, pno(e.org), vln, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute
clarinet in Bb
trumpet in Bb
trombone
percussion(2)
harp
piano (+e.org)
violin
violoncello
contrabass
Commission:
"Hymn to Night" was commissioned by Paul Robinson for the C.J.R.T. Symphony Orchestra, with funds made available from the Canada Council.
Duration:
16’
Dedication:
written for Riki Turofsky, who sang the première in Toronto on January 8, 1978.
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