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John Harbison

Publisher: AMP

Mirabai Songs (1982)
Text Writer
Mirabai, tran. by Robert Bly
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Soloists and Large Ensemble (7+ players)
Year Composed
1982
Duration
18 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
Soprano [=Mezzo soprano]
Alternate Orchestration
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Programme Note
John Harbison Mirabai Songs (1982)
Composer Note:

Mirabai's ecstatic religious poetry was written in 16th-century India. When she was 27, her husband was killed in a war. Mirabai refused to die on her husband's funeral pyre, as was the custom. Instead, she left her family compound, wrote her poems to Krishna, the Dark One, and sang and danced them in the streets.

-- John Harbison


Score


  • Ensemble
    Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Soloist(s)
    Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
    Conductor
    David Zinman
  • Soloist(s)
    Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
    TDK:
  • Soloist(s)
    Georgine Resick, soprano; Warren Jones, piano
    Bridge Records:
  • Ensemble
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project
    Soloist(s)
    Janna Baty (Mezzo Soprano)
    Conductor
    Gil Rose
    Bmop/Sound:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 03 NOV 2019
    Bridges Hall of Music / Claremont, CA / USA
    Ursula Kleinecke
  • 16 APR 2020
    Zipper Hall, The Colburn School / Los Angeles, CA / USA
    Camerata Pacifica

    Other Dates:
    17 April - Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West / Santa Barbara, CA / USA
    19 April - Museum of Ventura County / Ventura, CA / USA
    21 April - Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington / San Marino, CA / USA

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