FREITAG aus LICHT

(from Children's War)
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FREITAG AUS LICHT 
(Friday from Light) (1991-1994)
(for Soprano, Baritone, Bass, flute, bassett horn, children’s orchestra, children’s choir, 12 choir singers, synthesizer, 12 couples of dancer-mimes, tape)

     FREITAG is the Day of Temptation where LUCIFER attempts to tempt EVE into joining his revolution against Heaven. At first EVE resists, but the children of LUCIFER and the children of EVE meet and play together. However a Children's War soon shatters the union.
The color for FRIDAY is ORANGE.

FRIDAY GREETING 
(Outer Space Pt 1)
Tape (modified vocal and concrete sounds)
FRIDAY TEMPTATION: Soprano, Baritone and Bass vocal soloists, flute, bassett horn, choir, children’s choir and "orchestra", synthesizer, tape (modified vocal and concrete sounds)
     PROPOSAL (feat. Soprano and Bass vocal soloists, flute, bassett horn)
     CHILDREN'S ORCHESTRA (feat. Soprano and Bass vocal soloists, 2-part children's choir and soloists)
     CONSENT (feat. Soprano and Bass vocal soloists, flute, bassett horn)
     FALL (feat. Soprano and Baritone vocal soloists, flute, bassett horn)
     CHILDREN'S WAR (feat. 2-part children's choir & synthesizer (PIANO PIECE XVII))
     REPENTANCE (feat. Soprano vocal soloist, flute, bassett horn)
     ELUFA (feat. bassett horn, flute)
     CHOIR-SPIRAL (feat. 2-part mixed choir)

COUPLES OF FRIDAY

Soprano and Bass processed with concrete music
FRIDAY FAREWELL 
(Outer Space Pt 2)
Tape (modified vocal and concrete sounds)

Links are provided above to analyses devoted to the individual works for deeper exploration.

Released on Stockhausen Edition CD 50

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