• Maja S. K. Ratkje
  • A whisper, or a prayer, or a song (2022)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • 1+pic+afl.2+ca.1+ebcl+bcl.2+cbn/4331/timp.3perc/pf(cel).hp/str
  • 15 min

Programme Note

Starting from open strings like an intense whisper, or is it a prayer? The wide open intervals emerge and spread throughout the orchestra, land like lengthy, contrived sentences eventually falling to the ground, but start anew, rising like a song, more songs, lacking voice, but still… There is yet hope, fragile, but moving.

The title is a quotation from Aasne Linnestå’s libretto for Revelations (This Early Song), published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen in 2017, a work for string quartet and mezzo which A Whisper, or a Prayer or a Song relates to. 



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