Instrumentation : Soprano - 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 - 2.Timpani.Harp - strings
Composition : 2020
Commission : Commission from cities of Versailles and Berlin
Duration : 11'30 mn
First performance : October 2021, 21st in Paris St-Eustache, 22nd in Versailles Palais des Congrés, 25th in Berlin Konzerthaus and 27th in Potsdam Nikolaikirche
Publisher : Gérard Billaudot (full score and orchestral parts for rent)
1. Das Wort (The Word)
2. Prière (Pray)
3. Hymne (Hymn)
Poems from Marilène Meckler and Jean-Baptiste Robin
These three pieces were composed in the spring of 2020 during the first Lockdown of the French population in the face of the spread of the coronavirus.
This exceptional context was an unexpected link with the subject of the commission of the work: War, uncertainty, the union of peoples and the freedom regained in the aftermath of the Second World War.
It is therefore here both the crisis of 1939-45 which is expressed, but also, through its feelings, that of 2020. The unpublished texts alternate French and German, and illustrate the reunion of these two countries after the conflict ...