Search Songs Luís Tinoco

Search Songs cover
Text/libretto by
Fernando Pessoa's alter ego 'Alexander Search'
14 mins

Orchestra Orchestra (Triple winds)

2 Flute, 1 Flute (=piccolo), 2 Oboe, 1 Oboe (=Cor anglais), 2 B-flat Clarinet, 1 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 2 Bassoon, 1 Bassoon (=Contrabassoon), 4 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet in B-flat, 1 Trumpet in B-flat (=piccolo trumpet in B-flat), 3 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 3 Percussion, 1 Timpani, 1 Piano (=celeste), 1 Orchestral Strings

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Score ISMN 57020-976-7 £30.00 Buy now
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soprano and symphony orchestra

Programme note

Search Songs sets a collection of poems written between 1906 and 1908 by Fernando Pessoa’s alter ego ‘Alexander Search’.

I. towards the end
II. justice
III. sunset song
IV. the lip
V. early fragments

The work was commissioned by the Estoril Festival and first performed by Yeree Suh (soprano) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cesário Costa, at Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon on 2nd July 2007.

Yeree Suh (soprano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Cesario Costa, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, 2nd July 2007
  • 12 Jun 2012 |

    to 14 June 2012: recording sessions for Naxos CD to be released in 2013.


    Yeree Suh, Ana Quintans and Raquel Camarinha (soprano soloists), Gulbenkian Orchestra cond. David Alan Miller

  • 8 May 2010 |

    Casa da Musica, Porto


    Piia Komsi (soprano), Porto National Orchestra

  • 2 Jul 2007 | 9:00pm |

    Estoril Festival, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon


    Yeree Suh (soprano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Cesário Costa