Ulysses Awakes

(1989)

by John Woolrich

Description
viola and 10 solo strings
Duration
8
Genres
Solo Instrument with Ensemble, String Ensemble, String Orchestra
Instrumentation
6 vln.vla.2 vlc.db
First Performance
11.8.89, Dartington International Summer School, Devon: Guildhall String Ensemble/Clare Finnimore
Availability

Score 0-571-51289-5 and solo viola part (fp) 0-571-55851-8 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes
John Woolrich after Monteverdi Ulysses Awakes (1989) There are two great arias at the beginning of Monteverdi’s opera ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria’: one for Penelope, and this one for Ulysses, waking on the shore of his homeland. In this retelling, the viola sings Ulysses. Ulysses Awakes was commissioned by Gavin Henderson for Dartington International Summer School and first performed here by Clare Finnimore and the Guildhall String Ensemble on August 11th 1989. John Woolrich

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