o du (2017)
Introduction

o du is a miniature song cycle for soprano and saxophone quartet based on fragments of poetry from Paul Celan’s volume of poems Die Niemandsrose (1963). All text fragments deal with the theme of the Absent Other. In this work, some of the musical material used in Niemandsrosen (2015) – a collection of nine miniature songs for mezzo-soprano and piano - has been freely arranged and extended.


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Instrumentation

    soprano

    soprano saxophone
    alto saxophone
    tenor saxophone
    baritone saxophone

Duration

    ca. 8’

Text fragments

    Paul Celan


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