for soprano and 8 cellos
Oxford Contemporary Repertoire Series
Erkoreka sets a sixteenth-century poem which contemplates the eternal and boundless beauty of the heavens, and mankind's earthly estrangement from this realm. At times solo cello lines rise out of the texture as if in a dialogue with the vocal line and at others they are divided into two choirs. Serene sections contrast with surging dymanics, frenetic rhythms, fierce accents and snap pizzicatos. Available as a score [also used by the soprano] and a set of 8 cello parts.
Duration 15 minutes