to the words

for mixed choir and symphony orchestra (2018)

hastidasaṇā | elephants

Asoka; Rock edicts, Magadha, c. 250 bc

 

πλοία [ploía] | ships

Theodora; Great (Holy) Palace, Constantinople, 1/13/532

 

anisello | donkey

Girolamo Savonarola; Cathedral, Florence, 12/05/1496

 

manufacturing

William Cobbett; House of Commons, London, 18/07/1833

 

voyages | travels

Simone Weil; Parliament, Paris, November 26, 1974

 

رطملاك [kalmatar] | rain

Osama bin Laden; al Jazeera, October 29, 2004

 

überzeugung | conviction

Joseph Ratzinger; Bundestag, Berlin, September 22, 2011

 

fala | wave

Jaroslaw Kaczynski; Monument of the Great Synagogue, Białystok, 27/06/2016

 

The composition was created in 2018 on commission of the National Philharmonic and the Warsaw Autumn Festival, with the support of the IMiT compositional commission program.

 

Performance history:

PREMIERE: 21/09/2018, Warsaw Autumn Festival; National Philharmonic in Warsaw

performers: Choir and Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw; Johannes Kalitzke

Fragment

Performers: Choir and Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw

Johannes Kalitzke - cond

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