John Zorn (1953)

A Brief History of Witchcraft (2019)

for flute, vibraphone, cello, piano, 2 trumpets, 5 female voices and improvising rhythm section of bass and drums

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2019
    • Duration: 40 mn
    • Publisher: Hips Road Edition
Detailed formation
  • soloist: 5 unspecified female voices
  • flute, 2 trumpets, piano, vibraphone, cello, drums, bass voice

Premiere information


Présentation de l’éditeur : A five movement suite for a coven of 13 musicians.

Table of contents

  1. The Rule of Three (flûte, vibraphone, violoncelle)
  2. In Thunder, Lightning or in Rain (5 voix de femmes)
  3. Casting the Runes (piano, vibvibraphone, basse, tambours)
  4. Circe (2 trompettes)
  5. The Rule of Three (flûte, vibraphone, violoncelle)