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By Jonathan D. Green

ISBN-10: 0810827123

ISBN-13: 9780810827127

This leading 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 resources, versions, availability of acting fabrics, functionality matters, discography, and bibliographies of the composer and the paintings. established upon direct rating examine, every one paintings has been evaluated by way of power functionality difficulties, practice session matters, and point of trouble for either choir and orchestra. whilst current, solo roles are defined. The forty-nine composers represented comprise 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 somebody else fascinated with programming concert events for choir and orchestra, this article may still end up an invaluable resource of recent repertoire rules and a useful reduction to practice session guidance.

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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. Eric Childress, librarians of Elon College, provided much support in locating bibliographic information and allowing generous access to restricted materials.

Autograph: The full score is a facsimile of the composer's manuscript. Notes: A Whole Bunch of Fun was commissioned by the Music Department of Penfield (a suburb of Rochester, NY) Central School District, James E. Dumm, supervisor of music. The texts are tongue-in-cheek comments relating to students' feelings about school. The piece is organized into nine movements as follows: 1. Rules and Regulations Lewis Carroll2. To His Royal Highness the DauphinMarianne Moore 5 telephone interview with Samuel Adler, August 1992.

Finney's Still Are New Worlds is about the dissolution of the belief of a finite universe as a response to the discovery of new stars. The composer chose a set of texts which were compiled by Marjorie Hope Nicholson in The Breaking of the Circle, which serves as an anthology of remarks by poets and scientists of the time. Ned Rorem chose Paul Goodman's Dead of Spring as the source of verses for his The Poet's Requiem. It too, serves as an anthology, in this case one concerned with our relationship to death.

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