A Conductor's Guide to Choral-Orchestral Works; Part I by Jonathan D. Green

By Jonathan D. Green

Now in paperback. This cutting edge survey of huge choral-orchestral works written among 1900 and 1972 and containing a few English textual content examines eighty-nine works, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to Bernstein's Mass. for every paintings, the writer offers a biography of the composer, entire instrumentation, textual content assets, variations, availability of appearing fabrics, functionality concerns, discography, and bibliographies of the composer and the paintings. established upon direct ranking examine, every one paintings has been evaluated when it comes to strength functionality difficulties, practice session concerns, and point of hassle for either choir and orchestra. whilst current, solo roles are described.

The forty-nine composers represented contain Samuel Barber, Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Henry Cowell, Frederick Delius, R. Nathaniel Dett, Gerald Finzi, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, Paul Hindemith, Ulysses Kay, consistent Lambert, Peter Mennin, Gunther Schuller, William Schumann, Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, and Healey Willan.

Written as a box advisor for conductors and a person else curious about programming concert events for choir and orchestra, this article may still end up an invaluable resource of recent repertoire rules and a useful relief to practice session instruction. fabric variation first released in 1994.

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London: Macmillan, 1986. W. W. Norton, 1982, revised 1991). Principal Works: opera - The Outcast of Poker Flat (1959), The Wrestler (1971), The Disappointment (1974); ballet - The Waking (1978); orchestral - 6 Symphonies (1953, 1957, 1960, 1967, 1975, and 1985); many chamber works, songs, and liturgical works. Selected Composer Bibliography Rothmiiller, Aron Marko: The Music of Jews: An Historical Appreciation, second edition. South Brunswick, NJ: Yoseloff, 1967. Wolf, Marie: "Adler, Samuel," in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, edited by H.

Piano-vocal score is available for purchase; orchestral materials are available for rental. Autograph: The full score is a facsimile of the composer's manuscript. Notes: Amram's choice of diverse texts describes the four seasons in America. He has organized it into six sections as follows: Prologue (Baldwin) choir 1. Spring in the East (Dos Passos)soprano solo and choir 2. Summer in the West (Kerouac)tenor solo and choir 3. Autumn in the North (Steinbeck)alto solo and choir 4. Winter in the South (Wolfe)bass solo and choir Epilogue (Whitman) SATB solos and choir 6 George and Barbara Perkins and Phillip Leininger: Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature.

William Carroll, Dr. Kelley Griffith, and Mr. Robert Gutter for their assistance in determining the format and style of this study. I am indebted to my wife, Ms. Lynn Buck for her patience and proofreading skills. My father, Mr. Gary Green aided me with church music and hymn-tune information, and my mother, Mrs. Justine Green provided much useful discographic information. Dr. Richard Wursten and Mr. Ted Hunyter, music librarians of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and Dr. P. Alston Jones and Mr.

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