Gilgamesh: A Setting of A Selection From the Babylonian Epic for Contralto Solo With Two Versions of the Accompaniment

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Gilgamesh is a dramatic solo for contralto. An unusual feature of this project is the composition of two separate and distinct versions of the instrumental accompaniment. One version is for a large concert band with an expanded percussion section and is almost fourteen minutes in length. The other version is for a small ensemble consisting of piano, percussion (xylophone, 4 tom-toms and miscellaneous instruments) and prepared tape. It is eleven minutes in length.

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Belden, George R., 1939- December 1976.

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Gilgamesh is a dramatic solo for contralto. An unusual feature of this project is the composition of two separate and distinct versions of the instrumental accompaniment. One version is for a large concert band with an expanded percussion section and is almost fourteen minutes in length. The other version is for a small ensemble consisting of piano, percussion (xylophone, 4 tom-toms and miscellaneous instruments) and prepared tape. It is eleven minutes in length.

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Belden, George R., 1939-. Gilgamesh: A Setting of A Selection From the Babylonian Epic for Contralto Solo With Two Versions of the Accompaniment, thesis or dissertation, December 1976; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1038909/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .