By Jonathan D. Green
This leading edge survey of huge choral-orchestral works is a continuation of the author's past learn 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 offers 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. dependent upon direct rating examine, every one paintings has been evaluated when it comes to power functionality difficulties, practice session concerns, and point of trouble for either the choir and orchestra. whilst 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 inquisitive about 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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Bloch takes this ancient melodic material and sets it within a completely modern harmonic surrounding. The score is dedicated to Gerald Warburg. Adonoy TimlochThe Lord shall reignTsur YisroelRock of Israel Part IIKedushaSanctificationNekadesh es shimchoThy name is sanctified forevermore Part IIISilent devotionorchestra onlyYihyu lerozonMay the words of my mouthSeu SheorimLift up your heads, O ye gates Taking the Scroll from the Ark orchestra onlyToroh TzivohTorah given by God through MosesShema YisroelHear, O IsraelLecho AdonoyThine, Lord, is greatness Part IVReturning the Scroll to the ArkHodo al EretzEarth sees His gloryToras AdonoyThe Law of the LordEtz ChayimThe tree of life Part VVaanachnuWe adore TheeAdon OlomEternal Lord BenedictionYevorechechoMay the Lord bless and keep you Page 21 Performance Issues: All of the Hebrew is transliterated, so that traditional sung Latin will correspond phonetically.
The Hebrew is probably the better choir for the text; however, using Hebrew for the Cantor and English for the choir offers a compelling compromise. Even in the singing English version, there are a few Hebrew words for which no alternative is given, nor is it needed. The choral writing is very diatonic and scalar in construction. The pitch material of the singers is well supported by the orchestra. The orchestral writing contains many chromatic flourishes for the winds and strings. These generally lie well on the respective instruments.
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A conductor's guide to choral-orchestral works, twentieth century, part II: the music of Rachmaninov through Penderecki by Jonathan D. Green