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Queen of Demons

for orchestra

Year:  1997   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  3 3 3 3(1.2.3/cbsn) | 4 3 3 1 | timp+3 | hp | str

Year:  1997
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  3 3 3 3(1.2.3/cbsn) | 4 3 3...

Gareth Farr

Composer:   Gareth Farr


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Queen of Demons is Farr's second orchestral piece that is based on the Hebrew myth of the demonic Lilith, the first being Lilith's Dream of Ecstasy.

After Lilith was cast out of the Garden of Eden for being too dominant in character, she reformed herself as a great demon, and began to produce Lilim (baby Liliths) at the rate of 1000 a day - her band of demons.

This work evokes the terrifyingly beautiful sight of Lilith leading her flock of black demons, flying through the air, plummeting from the sky, and creating havoc wherever they land.

Gareth Farr

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Contents note

one movement

Performance history

24 Apr 1997: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia cond. Enrique Diemecke; Aotea Centre, Auckland

13 Nov 2010: Fantasia: TWSO

14 Nov 2010: Fantasia: TWSO 2

Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Enrique Diemecke

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young

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