Ulysses Awakes


viola and 10 solo strings
Violin and Ensemble
6 vln.vla.2 vlc.db
First Performance
11.8.1989, Dartington International Summer School, Devon, UK: Clare Finnimore/Guildhall String Ensemble

Score 0571512895 and solo viola part 0571558518 (fp) 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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