KSS71 Sequentia cyclica super Dies iræ

Piece details

  • Written for: Piano
  • Date composed: 1948–49
  • Dedicatee: Egon Petri
  • Approximate duration (minutes): 500
  • Manuscript pages: 335
  • Manuscript location: Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel

Editions available from the Sorabji Archive

  • Typeset edition (Alex Abercrombie), A3L. 377 pages.
    Price: £85 (paper), £30 (pdf)
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  • Manuscript, A3L. 335 pages.
    Price: £75 (paper), £25 (pdf)
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Recordings

  • Jonathan Powell (piano),
    Piano Classics PCL10206 (January 2020)
    Track 1-28 (503:48)
    Track 1 Theme - Largo Legatissimo sempre e nello stile medioevale detto ‘organum’ (4:29)
    Track 2 I. Vivace (spiccato assai) (7:59)
    Track 3 II. Moderato (8:01)
    Track 4 III. Legato, soave e liscio (8:30)
    Track 5 IV. [Tranquillo e piano] (64:45)
    Track 6 V. Ardito, focosamente (8:23)
    Track 7 VI. Vivace e leggiero (3:30)
    Track 8 VII. [L'istesso tempo] (2:27)
    Track 9 VIII. Tempo di Valzer con molta fantasia, disinvoltura e eleganza (20:54)
    Track 10 IX. Capriccioso (11:27)
    Track 11 X. Il tutto in una sonorita piena, dolce, morbida, calda e voluttuosa (33:13)
    Track 12 XI. Vivace e secco (2:19)
    Track 13 XII. Leggiero a capriccio (7:16)
    Track 14 XIII. Aria: Con fantasia e dolcezza (22:16)
    Track 15 XIV. Punta d’organo (26:48)
    Track 16 XV. Hispanica (13:08)
    Track 17 XVI. Marcia funebre (4:34)
    Track 18 XVII. Soave e dolce (3:24)
    Track 19 XVIII. Duro, irato, energico (10:27)
    Track 20 XIX. Quasi Debussy (7:28)
    Track 21 XX. Spiccato, leggiero (3:43)
    Track 22 XXI. Legatissimo, dolce e soave (8:49)
    Track 23 XXII. Passacaglia [with 100 variations] (97:31)
    Track 24 XXIII. Con brio (12:21)
    Track 25 XXIV. Oscuro, sordo (10:47)
    Track 26 XXV. Sotto voce, scorrevole (2:16)
    Track 27 XXVI. Largamente pomposo e maestoso (16:24)
    Track 28 XXVII. Fuga quintuplice a due, tre, quattro, cinque e sei voci ed a cinque soggetti (79:58)
  • Jonathan Powell (piano),
    Brilliant Classics 96356 (January 2021)
    Track 25 Variation IV, Part 1 (50:27)

Performances

  • 08/04/1999 Justin Rubin (piano) [Theme,1-3, 8, 14, 22(i-iii/c)]
    Bohannon Hall, University of Minnesota, Duluth MN, USA
  • 18/12/2008 Jonathan Powell (piano) [Theme/i-xiii]
    Bauer & Hieber, London, UK
  • 29/01/2010 Jonathan Powell (piano) [xiv-xxii]
    Schott Recital Room, 48 Gt Marlborough St, London, UK
  • 18/06/2010 Jonathan Powell (piano)
    Glasgow University Concert Hall , Glasgow, UK
  • 24/02/2013 Jonathan Powell (piano) [Theme/1-13/15-17/19/14]
    School of Arts, Bijlokestudio, Ghent, Belgium
  • 18/09/2014 Jonathan Powell (piano)
    Redoutezaal La Bonbonnière, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Musica Sacra Festival
  • 01/11/2014 Jonathan Powell (piano)
    Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, USA
    Poncho Concert Hall
  • 08/11/2014 Jonathan Powell (piano)
    Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO, USA
  • 15/11/2014 Jonathan Powell (piano)
    PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 19/04/2015 Florian Steininger (piano) [19]
    Kulturzentrum Tempel, Musentempel, Karlsruhe, Germany
    In Modo Esotico, vol.V

Broadcasts etc.

  • 06/05/2013 Jonathan Powell (piano) [Theme/2-5/8-10/13/16-22/26-27]
    De Concertzender, , Netherlands [broadcast]
  • 13/05/2013 Jonathan Powell (piano) [Theme/2-5/8-10/13/16-22/26-27]
    De Concertzender, , Netherlands [repeat broadcast]
  • 29/09/2020 Jonathan Powell (piano) [20]
    WFMU Radio, Jersey City, NJ, USA [broadcast of recording]
    A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker
  • 29/10/2020 Jonathan Powell (piano) [theme/1/2/15/16/19/27[iii]]
    Latvijas Radio, LR3, Riga, Latvia [broadcast of recording]
    “Klasikā” pirmoreiz
  • 02/11/2020 Jonathan Powell (piano) [theme/10/22[1-50]]
    RTVE Radio clásica, Madrid, Spain [broadcast of recording]
    Miramondo multiplo
  • 10/12/2020 Jonathan Powell (piano) [theme/1x/12x/15x/23x/27(i)x]
    Radio Klassik Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria [broadcast of recording]
    Rubato
  • 07/02/2021 Jonathan Powell (piano) [x]
    ORF: Ö1, Vienna, Austria [broadcast of recording]
    CD-Premiere eines complexen Riesenwerks