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America (Orchestra/Chorus/Soloists/Score)

Thomas Adès

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An arresting, disquieting fifteen-minute work commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of their ‘Messages for the Millennium’ project, America (A Prophecy) was described by its composer as ‘a prophetic vision of invasions of America’.  Its two movements draw their texts from both Mayan and Spanish sources; a mezzo soloist foretells the cataclysmic doom of the Mayan civilisation whilst the chorus and brass intrude with clamorous, brash Conquistador hymns.

‘This composer’s most distinctive achievement to date’
The Spectator (Robin Holloway), October 2000

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571521142

Item Code: 0571521142

Price: £34.99
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Genre(s): Contemporary

Language: English, Spanish, Latin

Score/Parts: Score

Territories: Item available Worldwide

  • Mezzo Soprano
  • Mixed Voices
  • Orchestra