Ce que vit Kenjeke depuis la colline de Khabarovsk
pour soprano seule

Nicolas Gilbert
Composition Date: 2002
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Solo Voice, A Capella


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Soprano
Programme Note:
“Ce que vie Kenjeke depuis la colline de Khabarovsk” (What Kenjeke saw from the Khabarovsk hill) was commissioned by soprano Janice Jackson and was premiered on May 18th 2002 at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China.
Er-Toshtuk’s soul has been robbed by a jealous witch. With his horse Tchal-Kouyrouk, he has left his people and family to travel down to hell in order to take it back.
Kenjeke is the wife of Er-Toshtuk, Giant of the Grasslands. She has been waiting for him for seven years. The elders know that her child will see the light only once the Giant has gotten down from his horse.
Seven hundred young buffalos were sacrified.

Khabarovsk is a Russian city, on the North-Eastern Chinese border. It is far from the Kirghiz grasslands. But I have heard that its air was pure and that from there, one could see as far as the Horseshoe Mountain.
And Kenjeke, on a hill, looks to the horizon, waiting for the Giant to appear.

Premiere Information:
19 mai 2002, salle Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing, Chine; Janice Jackson, soprano.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1000 G465ce 2002
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, A Capella
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 6, 2003
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (10 p.) ;
    10 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour soprano solo.
    Commande de la soprano Janice Jackson.
    Oeuvre publiée chez Editions BIM

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