Wir Weben, Wir Weben

Martin Bresnick

Duration: 00:22:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

The title Wir Weben, Wir Weben (We're Weaving, We're Weaving) is taken from the refrain of Heinrich Heine's poem "The Silesian Weavers." The poem was written in sympathy with a strike by German textile workers in 1844. The musicians' repeated melodic and contrapuntal patterns re-imagines the work of the weavers -- an audible realization of the terrible beauty of repetitive labor.

Additional Information

Composition Date 1978
Orchestration String Orchestra version: vln.(12), vla.(3), vcl.(3), cb.(3)
Premiere 1978


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