Poèmes de la Mort
‘Death Poems’ for three male voices and three electric guitars

Year of composition

1969-1971

Duration

17'

Scored for

3 male voices and 3 electric guitars
1. Mort saisit sans exception (1969)
2. Mort j’appelle de ta rigueur (1970-1971)
3. Ballade des Pendus (1970-1971)

Publication information

Text(s)

François Villon (1431 - na 1463)

Premiere

World premiere: New York, 12 December 1971. Grayson Hirst, tenor; John Reardon, baritone; Herbert Beattie, bass; M. Best, E. Flower and S. Silverman, electric guitars; Frank Martin, conductor

Recordings (selective list)

  • ‘Frank Martin - Werke mit Guitarre’
    Tino Brütsch, tenor; Samuel Zünd, baritone; René Koch, bass
    Harald Stampa & Benjamin Scheck, E-guitar
    Richard Pechota, E-bass guitar
    MUSIQUES SUISSES - MGB CD 6264 ℗ + © 2009 (FMS145)

  • Wolfram Schild, bass; Volker Arendts, baritone; Christian Mücke, tenor
    Hugo Germán Gaido and Andreas Berg, E-Guitar; Gerhard Koch, E-Bass
    Wolfgang Weigel, conductor
    CANTATE C 58013 ℗ + © 2000 (FMS180)

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