From Erebus and Black Night

for Solo English Horn and Orchestra

Gerald Levinson

Duration: 00:16:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

From Erebus and Black Night was commissioned by James Freeman and Swarthmore College for Dorothy Freeman and the Swarthmore Chamber Orchestra. It was first performed in October of 1980. The title refers to a passage form the cosmogony of Hesiod:

From primeval Chaos came forth Erebus (the underworld) and Black Night. Of their union, the alliance of death and darkness, were born

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Swarthmore College and James Freeman for Dorothy Freeman.
Composition Date 1979
Orchestration Solo E.H.; 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 0; 3Perc. Hp. Str.
Premiere October 31st, 1980. Dorothy Freeman, English Horn, Swarthmore Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Society of Philadelphia, conducted by James Freeman; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.