Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)

Mothers Shall Not Cry (2000)

for soprano and tenor solos, women's choir, orchestra and electronics

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2000
    • Duration : 37 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music
    • Commission: BBC for the Millennium season 2000
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      textes traditionels bouddhistes, chrétiens, juifs, hindous.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : solo soprano, solo tenor
  • women's choir
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 5 percussionists, harp, piano, celesta, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 2 August 2000
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Proms, Royal Albert Hall


    Performers :

    Susannah Glanville, Robert Brubaker, BBC Singers, New London Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra, direction : Jac van Steen.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : dispositif électronique non spécifié