Canti dell'Eclisse

Bass and orchestra (1988)

Texts from Al-Ghassani, Celan, Char, Daumal, DePreist, Dickinson, Milton, Paz, Pindar, Quasimodo, San Francesco, Tasso and Vaughan

3(afl) - 2 - ca - 4(bcl.cbcl) - 3(cbn) 4 - 3 - 3 - btbn - 1 timp - 2perc(tub bells, vib, tr, tom- t, tam-t, bngs, sizzle cyms, tamb, mar, xyl, glsp, clav) 2hp pno - cel - eorg(DX7) str( minimum)


Commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Meet The Composer

First Performance: 1993, Philadelphia, PA, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Conductor: Gerard Schwarz - Bass: Thomas Paul


Wandering in the labyrinth is one of the Canti Trilogy's pleasures: Rands unspools a shining thread to guide us and keep us safe. Still another is the alluring sensuousness of surface Rands stretches over troubling depths. The composer has an extraordinary ear; the sonorities and ideas are deep, dark and magical.
— The Boston Globe

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