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Publisher: G. Schirmer

Earth Echoes (2011)
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
2011
Duration
28 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
Mezzo-soprano
Solo Instrument(s)
Baritone
Programme Note
Augusta Read Thomas Earth Echoes (2011)
Homage to Gustav Mahler one hundred years after his death

First performance:
October 11 2012
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Nathan Gunn, baritone
Orpheus
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Text:
Written across 1,285 years (701-1983) representing 10 countries

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)ARABIA
Amy Lowell (1874-1925)USA
Sri Aurobindo (Bengali: Sri Ôrobindo) (1872-1950)INDIA
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207-1273)PERSIA
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)GERMANY
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)UK
Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855)FRANCE
Wang Wei (701-761)CHINA
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830-1886)USA
Uvavnuk an Inuit (Netsilik or Iglooik Eskimo) female shaman (19th century)CANADA
Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)JAPAN
Li Po (China, 701-762)CHINA
Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (1911-1983)USA
Li Shang-Yin (ca. 813-858)CHINA

Movements:
1: flower of our heart
2: dancing flowers
3: earth blossoms
4: petal waterfall
5: mountain with violets — (no pause)
6: earth echoes



Performances
Date
Title
  • 11 OCT 2012
    Earth Echoes World Premiere
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    Orpheus
  • 10 OCT 2012
    Earth Echoes World Premiere
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, and Nathan Gunn, baritone

    Other Dates:
    11,12 October - Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

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