By Jonathan D. Green
This leading edge survey of huge choral-orchestral works is a continuation of the author's prior examine of 20th century works with English texts. eco-friendly examines approximately 100 works, from Rachmaninov's Vesna to Penderecki's track of Songs. for every paintings, he presents a biography of the composer, whole instrumentation, textual content resources, variations, availability of acting fabrics, functionality matters, discography, and bibliography of the composer and the paintings. dependent upon direct rating learn, each one paintings has been evaluated by way of power functionality difficulties, practice session matters, and point of trouble 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 consultant for conductors and others excited about programming concert events for choir and orchestra, this article is going to end up an invaluable resource of latest repertoire principles and a useful reduction to practice session guidance.
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And Percy M. Young: "Report from Germany," American Choral Review, volume 14, number 4 (1972). Cantata Misericordium (1963) Duration: ca. 20 minutes Text: The text is a Latin dramatization of the parable of the Good Samaritan from the New Testament as adapted by L. Patrick Wilkerson.
The first volume, published by Scarecrow in 1994, was an elaboration of my dissertation. It addressed choral-orchestral works written between 1900 and 1972 which contained at least some English text. This volume will address 89 more works by 21 composers without the language delimiter. I have included a few works with English texts, which were not included in the previous volume. Since nearly all of the works in the first volume were by American and British composers, it was interesting to observe trends within the entire body of repertoire.
Page 23 Principal Works: opera - Paul Bunyan (1940-1), Peter Grimes (1945), The Rape of Lucretia (1946), Albert Herring (1947), Billy Budd (1951, revised 1960), Gloriana (1953), The Turn of the Screw (1954), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Owen Wingrave (1971), Death in Venice (1973); orchestra - Sinfonietta (1932), Simple Symphony (1934), Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (1937), Piano Concerto (1938, revised 1945), Violin Concerto (1939, revised 1958), Sinfonia da Requiem (1940), Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946), Cello Symphony (1963); choral- Hymn to the Virgin (1930, revised 1934), A Boy was Born (1933, revised 1955), Ceremony of Carols (1942), Hymn to St.