Hiroshima a Symphonic Elegy for Spoken Voices
|Author: ||Lurie, Toby|
A quartet for spoken voices in symphonic form - poetry as music, verse-play. A tribute to the memory of those who suffered during the Hiroshima atom-bomb drop.
"Why remember Hiroshima and Nagasake? If the memory of those who suffered there continues to remind us of how easily we can slip into the blind trance of violence, then those who suffered may yet save the lives of innumerable others, perhaps even our own lives. With this in mind we can add our voices to Toby Lurie's elegy and, full of both hope and sorrow, 'weep for the mothers, weep for the sons, weep for the dying ones'." - Dennis Rivers, Veterans for Peace