Quatre messages

by Kaija Saariaho

music for the stage work Unien kieliopista (From the Grammar of Dreams)

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Kaija Saariaho

Quatre messages

Chester Music


Le ciel s’est éclairé,

les yeux se sont éteints l’étoile resplendit.

L’homme a passé, l’ombre a disparu,

le prisonnier est libre.

text collage by Kaija Saariaho

The Quatre messages are 4 tiny variations Kaija Saariaho has made from the Mort section of Oltra mar, her work for orchestra and chorus which was premiered 11th November 1999 by the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur.

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Vocal and Choral Works




Anu Komsi and Piia Komsi, soprano, Eva Tigerstedt, flute, Ulrike von Meier, harp, Musica nova Helsinki, March 9, 2000.

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