Burial ground : in memoriam Chari Polatos
for flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn and bassoon

Christos Hatzis
Compositeur
Christos Hatzis
Date de composition : 1993
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Quintet (Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Horn / Bassoon)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation no. 1:
  • 1 x Flûte
  • 1 x Hautbois
  • 1 x Clarinette
  • 1 x Basson
  • 1 x Cor
Notes de programme :
'Burial Ground' is based on the well-known ground "When I am laid in earth..." from Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas'. The original aria appears either fragmented or in its entirety and with varying degrees of comprehensibility throughout the piece. Its harmony and accompaniment are nearly always preserved, but they are masked by superimposed music drawn predominantly from the early part of the twentieth century and by complex sound textures resulting from the use of extended woodwind techniques. Formally, the piece is a series of musical and sonic 'wanderings' with the Purcell original acting as departure and/or arrival points. The title--a pun--refers to the work's emotional as well as its formal character.

'Burial Ground' was commissioned by 5th Species, and innovative woodwind quintet based in Toronto. It is dedicated to the memory of my late friend Chari Polatos who was killed in a car crash on the night of May 7, 1992 on his way home from a 5th Species concert. A self-taught singer and instrumentalist of extraordinary talent, chari was a unique individual. His idiosyncratic temperament and controversial ideas on life and art have been a standard against which I had to measure myself as an artist and as a person for the better part of a decade. My musical choices in 'Burial Ground' were triggered by memories from this friendship and by the text of the original aria which reads as follows:

"When I am laid in earth
Let my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast.
Remember me, but ah!
Forget my fate."

(Christos Hatzis, from score)

INFOS SUR LE CATALOGUE :

  • Cote:
  • MI 5151 H367bur 1993
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Quintet (Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Horn / Bassoon)
  • Date d'acquisition :
  • March 28, 2003
  • Type:
  • Partition, éditée
  • Description physique :
  • 1 score (viii, 69 p.) + 5 parts ((92) p.) ; 36 cm.
    77 pages
    Hauteur: 36 cm
    Largeur: 21.5 cm
    Nombre total de pages des parties: 92
  • Renseignements supplémentaires :
  • For woodwind quintet.

    Commissioned by 5th Species through the Ontario Arts Council.

    Contains notation and performance instructions.

    Photocopy; master of score and parts in CMC Toronto.

    Additional People:
    Chari Polatos
    5th Species
    Ontario Arts Council
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