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Šerkšnytė, Raminta: Midsummer Song 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Midsummer Song
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    14
  • Year of composition: 
    2009
  • First performance (year): 
    2009
  • First performance (venue): 
    Braunschweig Concert Hall (Germany)
  • First performance (performers): 
    Kremerata Baltica, conductor Gidon Kremer
  • Genre: 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Midsummer solstice, the time of longest day and shortest night, has its magic rites and believes from long ago. For me, the midsummer time is also filled with a mystery and a thrill of waiting for a morning to come. I composed my piece as a kind of pantheistic song, where initial melodies, coming from separate notes, little by little spread out into variety of colours and shapes (the melodies sound quite like recitatives, arias and choruses). Finally, after an ecstatic climax, the song is gradually melting away into meditative music of the morning of the “endless summer”.

    Author’s note

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
26
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Chimes
Vibraphone (C3)
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
11
Viola
6
Cello
6
Double Bass
2
5-string
4-string

 

 

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