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Rockaby
(For singer, four trombones, and piano on the text of Samuel Beckett)

 

Table of Contents

1. General Description

2. PDF Score

3. YouTube Video of Rockaby

4. Photo Gallery

 

 

1. General Description

 

For singing actress and tape of voice, four trombones and piano; text of Samuel Beckett. (25 minutes)  Premiere: Staatstheater Kassel, April 25, 1986        

 

In Rockaby we hear the whispered thoughts of an old woman during the last twenty-five minutes of her life accompanied by the dirge of four distant trombones.  “Those arms at last…”

                                                                     

          

 

 

 

 

2. PDF Score

 

To download the PDF score click here.  (5 MB)

 

 

3. YouTube Video of Rockaby

 

Abbie Conant, actress, singer, all four trombones

Pierre Oser, piano

Sarah Kaplan: stage technician
William Osborne: Composer/Director: 

Theater am Sozialamt, Munich, May 1987

 

         

 

To download the video of Rockaby to disk click here.  (Flash, 323 megs.)

 

 

4. Slide Show of Rockaby

 

 

 

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