Holocaust 1944 (Song)

1996, Revised 1998 | baritone or mezzo-soprano/double bass in C or solo tuning (D) or baritone/cello.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe (1925-2016).

Song 7 of cycle Holocaust 1944.

Song 10 of chamber opera Come to Me in Dreams.

The premiere recording is on the 2003 Albany release Dreaming with baritone William Sharp and double bassist Gary Karr. Click here to purchase.

Click here for more information about the Acis’ release Holocaust 1944, with baritone Dashon Burton and double bassist Logan Coale.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections. If you have an older copy, please contact me for a complimentary updated score.

  • 19: baritone part, move the diminuendo to 20
  • 52: baritone part, add a crescendo
  • 67: bass part, add a decrescendo
  • 79: bass part, move the crescendo one beat earlier
  • 146: the octave should only be on the first beat. remove the lower note on the 2nd beat of the triplet.