SAMSTAG aus LICHT

(from Lucifers Dance)
www.karlheinzstockhausen.org)
SAMSTAG AUS LICHT 
(Saturday from Light) (1981-1983)
(for Bass vocalist, 10 solo instrumentalists (piano, flute, percussionists, trombone, piccolo flute, piccolo trumpet...), 2 solo dancers, symphonic wind band, ballet or mimes, men's chorus, organ) 

     SAMSTAG is LUCIFER's day, which is the Day of Death (and Resurrection). It is also the Night of the transition to the LIGHT. LUCIFER's instrument is the trombone, which is featured in the opening Greeting. LUCIFER has a dream of death and resurrection, after which a cat-like flautist protects his coffin with musical exercises. Then an orchestra made up in the image of LUCIFER's face battles itself into self-destruction. Finally a group of monks release a caged black bird into the sky.

The color for SATURDAY is BLACK.

SATURDAY GREETING 26 Brass instruments and 2 Percussionists
LUCIFER'S DREAM Bass vocal soloist and piano (PIANO PIECE XIII)
KATHINKA'S CHANT 
(or LUCIFER'S REQUIEM)
Flute and 6 Percussionists
LUCIFER'S DANCE Bass vocal soloist, piccolo trumpet, piccolo flute, symphonic wind band
LUCIFER'S FAREWELL Men's chorus, organ, 7 trombones, bells, gong

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

Released on Stockhausen Edition CD 34

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