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Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

The Deserted Churchyards (1990)
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1990
Duration
8 Minutes
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Bent Sørensen The Deserted Churchyards (1990)
The title The Deserted Churchyards refers to several churchyards along the western coast of Northern Jutland, which long ago were safely inland, but which now are being eaten up by the threatening sea. The title, however, is only an association and it is impossible to explain the more definite connection between this windy area and my piece. Though The Deserted Churchyards is an independent work, it can also be played as a Prelude to Funeral Procession (same ensemble plus violin solo and viola solo). The Deserted Churchyards was commissioned by Lerchenborg Music Days and is dedicated to Louise Lerche-Lerchenborg.

Bent Sørensen

  • Ensemble
    Esbjerg Ensemble
    Conductor
    Jules van Hessen
    Dacapo:
  • Ensemble
    Cikada
    Conductor
    Christian Eggen
    Edition Wilhelm Hansen:
  • Ensemble
    Cikada Ensemble
    Conductor
    Christian Eggen
    ECM:
  • Ensemble
    Speculum Musicae
    Conductor
    David Starobin
    Bridge:
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I expected to be even darker, but - typically for this composer - it captured the image of churchyards slipping into the sea in a fascinatingly ambiguous way, silvery and light and tenebrous all at once.
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph,5/26/2011
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