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Luciano Berio: Sequenza III

  • for female voice
  • Duration: 8’
  • Composer: Luciano Berio
  • Text author: Markus Kutter
  • Table of contents:
    Sequenza III per voce femminile
  • Dedication: to Cathy
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Luciano Berio: Sequenza III for female voice | UE13723

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Languages: English
  • Format: 33.5 × 26.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1074-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-03485-5
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Berio wrote "Sequenza III" for a virtuoso singing actress - such as Cathy Berberian, his wife and the work's dedicatee. Singing is only one of the many expressive modes the human voice has, and Berio makes use of a number of them. His explanation of the symbols used in the score lists 15 techniques, among them "salvoes of laughter," "teeth-chattering," "tongue-trill against the upper lip," as well as 44 agogic markings such as "far away," "dreamy," "ecstatic," "extremely intense" and "fading away."

Thus "Sequenza III" is a unique challenge, an incomparable piece of musical theatre for a singer.


  • Sequenza III per voce femminile


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