Songs Of The Mouse People

For Cello and Vibraphone

Martin Bresnick

Carl Fischer Chamber Series Edition
Set of Performace Parts and Score
Instrumentation: Cello, Vibraphone
Item Number: MXE8
Number of Pages: 9
Duration: 11:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

This work is based on Franz Kafka’s last short work Josephine the Singer or the Mouse People. In that valedictory story, Kafka meditates on a mouse diva, Josephine, and the relationship to both her art and her audience. Commissioned by Maya Beiser and Steven Schick, with help from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, this work for cello and vibraphone is both challenging and unique.

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Composition Date 1999


Common Squeaking
That Peace we Yearn For
Every Disturbance is an Opportunity
A Thousand Pairs of Shoulders Tremble
Laughter Stops