The Deserted Churchyards

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Bent Sørensen The Deserted Churchyards (1990)
The title The Deserted Churchyards refers to several churchyards along the western coast of Northern Jutland, which long ago were safely inland, but which now are being eaten up by the threatening sea. The title, however, is only an association and it is impossible to explain the more definite connection between this windy area and my piece. Though The Deserted Churchyards is an independent work, it can also be played as a Prelude to Funeral Procession (same ensemble plus violin solo and viola solo).

The Deserted Churchyards was commissioned by Lerchenborg Music Days and is dedicated to Louise Lerche-Lerchenborg.

- Bent Sørensen, December 1992


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