The Dream of Innocent III

For Amplified Cello, Piano and Percussion

Lee Hyla

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Mixed Trio
Instrumentation: Amplified Cello, Percussion, Piano (score)
Item Number: MXE30
Number of Pages: 40 + 12 + 12
Duration: 16:00
Publisher: Pembroke Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

The amplified cello may have a "starring role" in Hyla's musical portrait, but piano and percussion also carve out substantive parts in response. The work takes it title from a Rennaissance fresco by Giotto, in which Pope Innocent III dreams of Saint Francis shouldering the weight of the Catholic Church, slowly bringing it back to its upright position. Dream appears on the all-Hyla CD Wilson's Ivory-Bill, which sports an image of the fresco on its cover.

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation.
Composition Date 1987