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||Ombres Portées & Embrasements/
Shadows Pointing & Conflagrations
||Besset, Julian Raoul
- Ombres portées : Le Trou d'Eau/Shadows Pointing : The Morass
- Embrasements : L'enlisement/Conflagrations : The Sloughing
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||2006 & 2012
||French & English
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Voice (baritone, contralto), Piano
French lyrics by the composer, in two scenes. The two poems focus on the aftermath of a gory battle : corpse robbers
prowl in search of booty (1), the following day as the veils of mist lift over a body of water, the dead sink deeper into their watery graves (2).
English version adapted from the French by the composer. A short synthetic extract (measures 92-111) is available with the voice part being played on the English horn.