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Leon Kirchner

Publisher: AMP

Lily (1977)
Text Writer
Libretto by the composer after Saul Bellow’s novel “Henderson the Rain King.”
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
2S, Mz, A, T, 2B-Bar
Programme Note
Leon Kirchner Lily (1977)

Related works:
   Flutings for Paula
   Lily (for soprano and chamber ensemble)

American millionaire Gene Henderson has come to Africa to find the ‘way to live’. In an effort to rid an African tribe of the frogs that are destroying its water supply, Henderson unwittingly destroys the water as well as the frogs. Throughout he recalls his second wife, Lily.

  • Nonesuch:
  • Ensemble
    Columbia Chamber Ensemble
    Music & Arts Programs Of America:
  • Ensemble
    Lisa Kirchner (Voice), Xavier Davis (Piano), Vicente Archer (Double Bass), Ron Jackson (Guitar), Willie Jones Iii (Drums), Sherman Irby (Saxophone)
    Albany Records:
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