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Raymond Murray Schafer: Hymn to Night

  • for soprano and chamber ensemble
  • 1 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc(2), hp, pno(e.org), vln, vc, cb
  • Duration: 16’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute
    clarinet in Bb
    trumpet in Bb
    trombone
    percussion(2)
    harp
    piano (+e.org)
    violin
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Raymond Murray Schafer
  • Text source: Hymn to night. An Aria from "Patria IV" (Theseus) adapted by Novalis
  • Text adapter: Novalis
  • Dedication: written for Riki Turofsky, who sang the première in Toronto on January 8, 1978.
  • 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.

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