By Jonathan D. Green

ISBN-10: 081083376X

ISBN-13: 9780810833760

This cutting edge survey of enormous choral-orchestral works is a continuation of the author's past examine of 20th century works with English texts. eco-friendly examines approximately 100 works, from Rachmaninov's Vesna to Penderecki's tune of Songs. for every paintings, he presents a biography of the composer, entire instrumentation, textual content assets, variations, availability of acting fabrics, functionality matters, discography, and bibliography of the composer and the paintings. established upon direct ranking learn, every one paintings has been evaluated when it comes to capability functionality difficulties, practice session concerns, and point of hassle for either the choir and orchestra. while current, solo roles are defined. The composers represented during this paintings contain Bela Bartok, Leonard Bernstein, Ernest Bloch, Maurice Duruf?, Hans Werner Henze, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Leos Janacek, Gy?rgy Ligeti, Gustav Mahler, Carl Orff, Krzysztof Penderecki, Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, and Kurt Weill. Written as a box advisor for conductors and others all for programming live shows for choir and orchestra, this article is going to end up an invaluable resource of latest repertoire rules and a useful reduction to practice session instruction.

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New York: Greenwood Press, 1988. Cantata Profana, op. 94 A Kilenc csordaszarvas [The nine enchanted stags] (1930) Duration: ca. 18 minutes Text: The text taken from a Rumanian colinda, a Christmas folksong, was arranged and translated into Hungarian by Bartok. The study score from Universal Edition contains singing translations in English and German, but not the original Hungarian. Performing Forces: voices: two SATB choirs, soprano and baritone soloists; orchestra: 3 flutes (flute III doubling piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets in A (clarinet II doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (bassoon II doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 playerssnare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam), harp, and strings.

This is a published facsimile of Bartok's autograph of his essay on the text for this work. : "Megjegyzések a Cantata profana szövegéhez, Még egyszer a Cantata profana szövegévöl" [Notes on the text of Cantata Profana ]. Müvelödés, 28/ 9: 11 (1975), 49. : "Kolinda-ritmika Bartók zezé jeben" [Colinda Rhythms in Bartok's Music]. Zeneelmélet, stilus elemzés (Budapest, 1977), 84. "' Studia Musicologica, 23 (1978), 135. Bernstein, Leonard (b. Lawrence, MA, 25 August 1918; d. New York, 14 October 1990).

Countertenor; King's College Choir; James Lancelot, organ; Osian Ellis, harp; David Corkhill, percussion; conducted by Stephen Cleobury. Angel: CDC-54188 [DDD]. Selected Bibliography Gottlieb, Jack: "The Choral Music of Leonard Bernstein, Reflections of Theater and Liturgy," American Choral Review, volume 10 (1968), 155-177. Berger, Melvin: Guide to Choral Masterpieces: A Listener's Guide, 6367. New York: Anchor Books, 1993. Burton, Humphrey: Leonard Bernstein, 347-49, 418-19. New York: Doubleday, 1994.

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