Libra

Integral Version

Per Nørgård

Year

1973


Duration

35'


Instrumentation

tenor, guitar, mixed chorus (2) - vibraphone (2) (or piano (2), or harp (2)), woodwinds ad libitum


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Text/Libretto

Rudolf Steiner (in Danish, German)


Dedication

Gunnar Eriksson


Commission

Ingolf Olsen


Premiere

Sweden, Lysekil Kyrka, 18 November 1973: Ingolf Olsen, tenor and guitar / Collegium Musicum / Göteborgs Kammarkör, Gunnar Eriksson (cond.)


Publisher

Edition Wilhelm Hansen


Comment

Also wood wind instruments ad libitum. The first Danish performance took place in Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen on May 18, 1974. Per Nørgård suggests two more versions (from the Score): 1) for T, Guitar, mix ch consisting of the movements I, II, IV, VIII and VI ; 2) for 2mix ch, 2vib consisting of the movements II, V and VII.


Source

Secretariat for Contemporary Music website;