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Play the first three minutes of Regicide, as performed live by David Eby.
Composer: David Heuser
Year Composed: 1990
Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: Purchase: $5.00
Note: This work is in calligraphic rather than computer notation.
Premiere: David Eby, cello, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, February 27,
Regicide was written in early 1990 for the cellist David Eby. Regicide is
defined as the killing of a king. In some ancient societies, the practice of ritual regicide was an
important part of the social/religious order. The most important factors involved were the new
science of astronomy (which revealed the time of the king's demise) and the new society of the
city-state (which required Order to control people who were not used to stationary co-habitation). Make of all this what you will. The piece is about ten minutes long.