Gavin Bryars (1943)

The War in Heaven (1993)

for soprano, alto, half choir, choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1993
    • Duration : 45 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº LSL 1262-01
    • Dedication : Peter Falk
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Genesis A, poème anglo-saxon du VIIe siècle ; Joe Chaikin/ Sam Shepard

Detailed formation
  • solistes : soprano, viola
  • unspecified choir, unspecified choir
  • 3 flutes (also piccolo), 2 oboes (also English horn), 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets (also flugerlhorn), 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 3 percussionists, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 29 April 1993
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Royal Festival Hall


    Performers :

    Sarah Leonard, soprano ; David James, contre-ténor ; BBC Symphony Orchestra ; BBC Singers ; BBC Symphony Chorus ; Simon Joly, direction