Heinz Holliger (1939)

Siebengesang (1966 -1967)

for oboe, orchestra, female voices and loudspeakers

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1966 - 1967
    • Duration : 21 mn
    • Publisher : Ars Viva, distribution Schott, nº AVV 104
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Georg Trakl

Detailed formation
  • soloist : oboe
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(4 solo soprano, 3 solo contralto), women's choir(12 soprano, 9 contralto [chœur ad lib.])
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute), 2 oboes (also 2 English horns), 2 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 2 bass clarinets), contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 3 percussionists [à 5] , 2 harp, piano (also celesta), 7 violins, 5 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses, five-strings double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 17 June 1968
    Location :

    Pays-Bas, Rotterdam, Holland Festival


    Performers :

    Heinz Holliger : hautbois, Orchestre et Chœur de chambre de la Radio néerlandaise, direction : Francis Travis.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : spatialisation (haut-parleurs)