Pimooteewin (The Journey)

2008

Composer:
Melissa Hui

Librettist:
Tomson Highway

Composer website:
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/pimooteewin-the-journey-emc

Composer contact:
melissa.hui@mcgill.ca

Performance forces:
soprano, tenor, narrator/actor — fl, ob, perc, vln, vla, vc, bass

Length:

Languages:
Cree

Notes:
The story tells how Weesageechak and Misigoo visit the dead spirits of their loved ones and try to bring them back to the world of the living in a basket. However, the dead souls escape and eventually return to the land of the spirits.