Philip Glass (1937)

the CIVIL warS - Cologne (1984)

A tree is best measured when it is down


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1984
    • Duration : 28 mn
    • Editor : Dunvagen Music Publishers
    • Commission: Schauspielhaus, Cologne
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Maita di Nascemi et Robert Wilson (en latin, italian et anglais).

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo soprano, 1 solo mezzo-soprano, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo baritone, 1 solo bass voice, 1 narrator, 1 female narrator
  • mixed choir à 4 voix
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones (also 1 bass trombone), 1 tuba, 3 percussionists, 1 timpani, 1 harp, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 19 January 1984
    Location :

    Cologne.