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Choral masterworks from Bach to Britten : reflections of a conductor

Author: Robert J Summer
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
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This book presents a series of discussions about sixteen choral masterworks, facilitating conductors, singers, and instrumentalists who regularly perform these works and wish to know them in greater detail. Celebrated compositions such as Bach's Mass in B Minor, Mahler's 8th Symphony, Verdi's Requiem, and Britten's War Requiem, are examined in terms of textual symbolism, musical structure, and identification of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Summer
ISBN: 9780810859036 0810859033
OCLC Number: 74988115
Description: xviii, 203 p. : ill., music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 --
George Frideric Handel: Messiah --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626 --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 --
Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation --
Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 --
Franz Schubert: Mass in G major, D. 167 --
Felix Mendelssohn: Suggestions for abridged versions of Elijah --
Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 --
Giuseppe Verdi: Manzoni Requiem --
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 8 ("Symphony of a thousand") --
Recording the Mahler Eighth with Robert Shaw --
Thank you note from Robert Shaw --
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, op. 48 --
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, op. 9 --
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms --
Benjamin Britten: relationships of the Latin Requiem mass to Wilfred Owen's poetry in the Britten War Requiem --
Appendix A: Text organizational chart for Handel's Messiah --
Appendix B: Text organizational chart for Mendelssohn's Elijah --
Appendix C: The textual organization of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Passion according to St. Matthew --
Appendix D: Translation of the text of the Ordinary of the Mass --
Appendix E: Translation of the text of the Requiem Mass --
Selected discography of CD recordings --
Selected bibliography --
Index of names --
About the author.
Responsibility: Robert J. Summer.
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Presents a series of discussions about sixteen choral masterworks, facilitating conductors who perform these works and wish to know them. This work examines compositions such as Bach's "Mass in B  Read more...

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