August 12, 1998 | Banff Centre
Hieroglyphs
Composer:Linda Catlin Smith
Librettist:Elissa Poole and Linda Catlin SmPoole, Elissa/Smith, Linda C.
Synopsis
Hieroglyphs is a song cycle for mezzo-soprano, violins, cello, and percussion by Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith, with text assembled by the composer and writer Elissa Poole. The music creates images to evoke a fleeting presence—the imprints of people who are no longer here.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:30

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Staged song cycle

Vocal & Musical Forces
One singer, 4 instrumentalists (2 violins, cello, percussion)

Original Cast
Anita Krause (mezzo-soprano), Peter Parthun (cello),Richard Sacks (percussion)


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