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Zen Story

for solo soprano, mezzo, baritone and bass with chamber orchestra

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  15m
Instrumentation:  for four singers; 213[bs]1; 1110; 2 perc.; pn; hp; strings

Year:  2009
Duration:  15m
Instrumentation  for four singers; 213[bs]1;...

Composer:   Miriama Young

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Miriama Young: Zen Story (e...

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A young girl finds herself pregnant. When confronted by her parents she declares the child is a holy man’s. Despite the threat to his reputation and position, he accepts responsibility without complaint…but why? A timeless tale of humanity and forgiveness, with music inspired by the richly resonant sounds of the temple.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Scottish Opera for 'Five: 15, Operas Made in Scotland'

Text note

Text by Alan Spence

Performance history

15 May 2010: Five:15 Aberdeen 1

16 May 2010: Five:15 Aberdeen 2

16 May 2010: Five:15 Aberdeen 3

20 May 2010: Five:15 Edinburgh 1

21 May 2010: Five:15 Edinburgh 2

22 May 2010: Five:15 Edinburgh 3

25 May 2010: Five:15 Glasgow 1

26 May 2010: Five:15 Glasgow 2

27 May 2010: Five:15 Glasgow 3

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