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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.