Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

The Last Day (1996)

for children's voice, four male voices and large ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1996
    • Duration : 29 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Cycle : Trilogy of The Last Day, première partie
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Lucebert, The Last Supper et anonyme, A woman and her lass.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : sopranochild voice, 2 solo tenors, 2 solo baritones
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 percussionists, harp, 2 electric guitars, electric bass, 2 pianos, 2 electronic/MIDI keyboards/synthesizers [synthétiseurs] , 2 violins, 2 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses [nombre de cordes minimum]

Premiere information

  • Date : 7 June 1996
    Location :

    Pays-Bas, Holland Festival, Koninklijk Theater Carre


    Performers :

    les ensembles Schoenberg, Nieuw, Asko, Netherlands Wind et le Netherlands Chamber Choir, direction : Reinbert de Leeuw.