Vox Maris

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Vox maris, Op. 31, is a symphonic poem finished around 1954,[1] by the Romanian composer George Enescu, dedicated to the memory of the great Romanian pianist Elena Bibescu.[2]

The poem is scored for a large orchestra—quadruple woodwind, six horns, four trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, five percussionists, two harps, piano and strings—with an off-stage choir of sopranos, altos and tenors (no basses) and a tenor soloist, 'the voice of sailor'.

Enescu did not live to hear his final work in concert: the première was given in Bucharest, in September 1964.[3]


  1. ^ "Enescu Society Worklist: Orchestral Works". Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Historia" Special. An II, nr. 4, semptembrie 2013, pag. 24 – "George Enescu, fața nevăzută a unui geniu" (English: "George Enescu, the unseen face of a genius"). ISSN 1582-7968
  3. ^ "Entry for Vox Maris at Publisher". Salabert. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 

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