«Lying on a Ledge» Op.29a

Solo Cello

The title «Lying on a Ledge» reflects the following for me: A person is wandering in the mountains, but suddenly falls off a cliff and ends up lying on a ledge. Hours and days pass, and no one seems to find him or hears his cries for help. At a certain point of time (the middle of Bar 62), when death draws closer, he suddenly becomes euphoric (as some people report to experience when about to freeze to death), hallucinating he is being rescued. Nevertheless, the piece ends with the person’s death. The glissando at the very end might illustrate that something "from above", death, is picking him up to enter an unknown dimension.

Flint Juventino Beppe

Category: Chamber

Instrumentation: Solo Cello

Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Composed: 1997

First performed: December 6, 1998

Length: 8:00

This composition is commissioned by the cellist Tormod Knapp, and written with resources of Norsk Kulturfond.

First performed by Tormod Knapp on the 6th of December 1998.

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