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El càntic dels càntics by Ricard Lamote de Grignon

Ricard Lamote considered El càntic dels càntics, which he composed late in life, to be his masterpiece and great musical legacy. This grand oratorio for solo contralto and baritone with chorus and large orchestra is based on the story of King Salomon in the Old Testament. Manuel Oltra finished the instrumentation according to the instructions of the composer, who died in 1962. Although the score is published by Tritó Edicions, the work has never been performed, due in part at least to its complexity. Now, this 6 July, the conductor and composer Salvador Brotons will finally premiere the work at the Auditori de Barcelona with the Chamber Chorus of the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. In addition to the orchestral score, Tritó has just released the vocal score of the work.