woman.life.song

Judith Weir

Year

2000


Duration

45'


Movements

1a. On Youth (Maya Angelou); 1b. Breasts!! Song of the Innocent Wild-Child (Clarissa Pinkola Estés); 1c. Edge (Toni Morrison); 2. Eve Remembering (Toni Morrison); 3a. (Stave 1) The Mothership: When a Good Mother Sails from This World (Clarissa Pinkola Estés); 3b. (Stave 2) The Mothership, Part 2 (Clarissa Pinkola Estés); 4. On Maturity (Maya Angelou)


Instrumentation

soprano - 3(=afl,picc).0.3(III=bcl).0 - 3perc-pft-hrp-gtr - 2.0.2.3.1


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Text/Libretto

Maya Angelou, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Toni Morrison


Commission

Carnegie Hall - Henry R.Kravis in honour of Marie-Joseé Kravis in celebration of her birthday


Premiere

New York, Carnegie Hall, 22 March 2000: Jessye Norman, soprano / Orchestra of St. Luke's, David Robertson (cond.)


Publisher

Chester Music and to Novello & Co. Ltd.


Source

Chester Novello website; BMIC website; composer catalog (Chester);