Ani's Papyrus (Saral, Ali Riza)
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|Work Title||Ani's Papyrus|
|Alternative Title||Opera Oratorio after the Book of Dead|
|Composer||Saral, Ali Riza|
|Year/Date of Composition||2002|
|Librettist||Composer, after a translation of ancient Egyptian texts by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1857–1934)|
|Dedication||To the victims of September 11th events in New York|
|Average Duration||19 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Voices: Speaker (mezzo-soprano), Osiris Ani (bass-baritone) + mixed chorus (SATB)|
Orchestra: 3 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (B♭), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon + 4 horns (F), 4 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba + 4 timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, gong, chimes, xylophone + harpsichord, harp, strings
With tears of despair and regret that my touches may have hurt the Holy words of Ani's papyrus.