General information
Title CZEpos o Gilgamešovi
Subtitle CZoratorium pro sóla, smíšený sbor a orchestr
Title ENThe Epic of Gilgamesh [auth.]
Subtitle ENoratorio for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
Title DEDas Gilgamesch-Epos
Subtitle DEOratorium für Soli, gemischter Chor und Orchester
Title FR
Subtitle FR
CategoryVocal Music
Halbreich number and suffix351
Parts of composition (movements)1. Gilgamesh; 2. The Death of Enkidu; 3. Invocation
Instruments2020-0320-Timp-Batt-Pf-Arpa-Archi; Coro misto
Solo voiceS T Bar B Sp
List of characters
Dedicatee Sacher, Maja
Diplomatic transcription of dedicationDedicated | to Maja Sacher.
Note on dedication
Place of composition
Year of origin1955
Initiation of composition23.12.1954
Finishing of composition16.02.1955
Last modification of composition
First performance
Performer Paul Sacher (dir./cond.), Ursula Buckel, Hans Jonelli, Pierre Mollet, Derrik Olsen, Hans Haeser
Buckel, Ursula
Haeser , Hans
Jonelli, Hans
Mollet, Pierre
Olsen, Derrik
Sacher, Paul
Date of first performance23.01.1958
Location of first performanceBasel, Switzerland
Ensemble Basler Kammerorchester, Basler Kammerchor
Autograph deposition
InstitutionPaul Sacher Stiftung
Deposition location
OwnerPaul Sacher Stiftung, Basel
Note on autographDraft, two reproductions of the autograph score and other sources are also located at the Paul Sacher Stiftung. *** Another reproduction and proofs of score and piano reduction are held by the Universal Edition in Vienna.
Place of issue
PublisherUniversal Edition
Year of publication1958
CopyrightUniversal Edition, Vienna
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NoteLyrics by B. Martinů after Reginald Campbell Thompson's English transliteration "The Epic of Gilgamesh". *** German translation by Arnold Heinz Eichmann, Czech translation by Ferdinand Pujman.

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