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The Tibetan Book Of The Dead


The Tibetan Book Of The Dead The Great Liberation Through Hearing

(Dedicated to Jeffrey Michael Grossi)

Based on Jean-Claude van Itallie's play after the Buddhist teachings of the same name, The Tibetan Book of The Dead leads us through the stages we experience after death and our transition into the next life. It is at once a ritual, an oratorio in 17 set numbers, a requiem, a warning, and a theatrically-staged wake. The 8 characters include a baritone ("The Reader" leading the journey towards death, enlightenment, or rebirth), a soprano (first as "The Dying" and then as "The Dead") and another soprano, two mezzos, two tenors, and a bass, who play the various energies, demons, temptations, memories, and deities.

Composer:    9 x 12 Ricky Ian Gordon

Author:     10pt c1s

Product No.:    411-41140

Format:    Voice and Piano

Instrumentation:    Piano, Voice

Duration:    1:37:00

Opus Category:    Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and The American Music Theatre Festival 1995

Date Published:    3/15/2016

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