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On the Transmigration of Souls

John Adams
Language: English


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for orchestra, chorus, children’s choir and pre-recorded soundtrack

On the Transmigration of Souls


Commissioned by The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers and made possible with the generous support of a longtime New York family

First performance:
September 19, 2002 Avery Fisher Hall
New York Choral Artists
Brooklyn Children’s Chorus
New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel, conductor
Sound design by Mark Grey


Questo pezzo scritto in ricordo delle vittime dell'11 settembre si compone, per la parte testuale, di due parti: nella prima vengono riportati gli annunci per la ricerca di persone disperse o in ricordo degli scomparsi e una lista (scelta casualmente) di nomi di alcune delle vittime.
1. "Missing…"
2. "Remember me. Please don’t ever forget me."
3. "It was a beautiful day."
4. "Missing: Jennifer de Jesus.
5. "Missing: Manuel Damotta
6. "I see water and buildings… "… (Quoted in numerous sources…last words of flight attendant on AA #11)
7. "We will miss you.We all love you. I’ll miss you, my brother."
8. "Jeff was my uncle"
9. "you will never be forgotten
10. "Looking for Isaias Rivera."
11. "Windows on the World"
12. "She looks so full of life in that picture
13. "it feels like yesterday that I saw your beautiful face…"
14. "I loved him from the start.
15. "You will never be forgotten."
16. "I miss his gentleness, his intelligence, his loyalty, his love."
17. "Shalom"
18. "Remember"
19. The daughter says: "He was the apple of my father’s eye." (NY Times "Portraits in Grief")
20. The father says: "I am so full of grief. My heart is absolutely shattered." (NY Times "Portraits in Grief")
21. The young man says"…he was tall, extremely good-looking, and girls never talked to me when he was around." (NY Times "Portraits in Grief")
22. The neighbor says: "She had a voice like an angel, and she shared it with everyone, in good times and bad." (NY Times "Portraits in Grief")
23. The mother says: "He used to call me every day. I’m just waiting."
24. The lover says: "Tomorrow will be three months, yet it feels like yesterday since I saw your beautiful face, saying, ‘Love you to the moon and back, forever.’" (NY Times "Portraits in Grief")
25. The man’s wife says: "I loved him from the start…. I wanted to dig him out. I know just where he is." (NY Times "Portraits in Grief")
26. "Louis Anthony Williams. One World Trade Center. Port Authority, 66th Floor. ‘We love you, Louis. Come home"
27. "Charlie Murphy. Cantor Fitzgerald. 105th Floor. Tower One North. Weight : 180 pounds. Height: 5"11". Eye color: hazel Hair color: brown. Date of birth: July ninth, 1963. Please call…’We love you, Chick.’"
28. "My sister."
29. "My brother."
30. "My daughter"
31. "My son."
32. "Best friend to many…"
33. "I love you."



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2006/4/15 - 12:46



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