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Richard Danielpour

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Three Prayers (2007)
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
2007
Duration
13 Minutes
Soloist
Soprano
Programme Note
Richard Danielpour Three Prayers (2007)

The three extracted sections from Margaret Garner, an opera in two acts, were arranged for soprano Angela Brown, who premiered the role of Cilla in Margaret Garner in May 2005 in Detroit. The character of Cilla portrays a woman of great faith in the midst of extraordinary trials - namely the impact of slavery on her family in Kentucky in the years just before the Civil War. Although this is not the title role in the opera, it is nonetheless a critical one, as the character of Cilla is an anchor or reference point from which the other characters clarify their respective identities. Similarly, the Three Prayers are structural pillars in the opera, and as they were composed, it became clear that they would work well together as a separate concert piece.

--Richard Danielpour



Performances
Date
Title
  • 16 OCT 2010
    Three Prayers
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Angela Brown, Soprano
  • 02 FEB 2009
    Lexington, KY
    University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
    Angelique Clay; John Nardolillo, conductor

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