Song for Betty

Work notes Written for Betty Freeman’s 80th birthday
Publisher Chester Music Ltd
Category Orchestra
Sub Category Large Orchestra
Year Composed  2001
Duration 5 Minutes
Orchestration 3(pic)+afl.3(ca,obda).3.3/4231/timp.4perc/
Availability Hire

Programme Note
Song for Betty (2001)

This work is an arrangement of the last movement from my opera L’amour de loin. It is an 80th birthday gift for Betty Freeman, who very generously supported the commission of the opera.
First performance on 18th May 2001, by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

© Kaija Saariaho