Letter to Warsaw

for Soprano and Ensemble

Thomas Pasatieri

Text: Lyrics by Pola Braun (Warsaw Ghetto, d. Majdanek Concentration Camp)
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

In January, 2003, MOR Artistic Director Mina Miller approached me about writing a song-cycle based on six unpublished texts by the Polish cabaret artist Pola Braun. These texts were composed while Braun was incarcerated in the Warsaw ghetto and in the concentration camp Majdanek. They were originally set to music that no longer exists. I was inspired by these poems, and their descriptions of a woman?s loss of freedom and her home. That?s how it all began. I am so fortunate to have had such incredible texts to set.

Available on Rental

Scores & Parts

Letter To Warsaw - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Music of Remembrance for Gerard Schwarz and Jane Eaglen
Composition Date 2003
Duration 01:10:30
Orchestration Solo Sop.; 1(dbl. Alto Fl., Picc.) 1(dbl.E.H.) 1(dbl.B.Cl.) 0 - 1 1 0 0; Pno. Hp. 1Vln. 1Vla. 2Vcl. 1Cb.
Premiere May 10th, 2004. Jane Eaglen, soprano, Music of Remembrance orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz, Music of Remembrance?s Holocaust Remembrance concert, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington.