Uploaded on Jun 1, 2016

A-nir was composed for my composition class at the National Conservatory of Music. The title means "lamentation" in Sumerian language and the text corresponds to the first twenty one lines of "The Lament for Sumer and Urim", written between 2600 and 1700 A.C. The transliteration (i.e. a conversion to the Latin alphabet) of the original cuneiform version was made by the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford and published on line at the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature. In 2004, the piece won the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest, sponsored by the Michigan-based choir Vanguard Voices, in the Emerging Composers category, and received its premiere in June 5, 2005 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, Michigan.

choir SATB classical contemporary Sumerian lament

Pages 16
Duration 5:36
Measures 141
Key signature natural
Parts 4
Part names Voice (4)
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