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The voices of our ancestors : for chorus, brass quintet and organ

Author: Thea MusgraveRalph T H GriffithBhartr̥hariPaul Elmer MoreIbn GabirolAll authors
Publisher: London : Novello, [2015] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English : Vocal scoreView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Art music
Vocal scores
Musical settings
Vocal scores with piano
Named Person: Bhartr̥hari; Ibn Gabirol; Saʻdī; Virgil; Anacreon; Alcaeus; Alcaeus.; Anacreon.; Bhartr̥hari.; Ibn Gabirol; Saʻdī; Virgil.
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Thea Musgrave; Ralph T H Griffith; Bhartr̥hari; Paul Elmer More; Ibn Gabirol; Israel Zangwill; A V Williams Jackson; E Powys Mathers; Herbert Allen Giles; Saʻdī; Edwin Arnold, Sir; Wilfrid Scawen Blunt; Virgil; Anacreon; Abraham Cowley; Alcaeus; John Herman Merivale; E A Wallis Budge, Sir
OCLC Number: 931542810
Language Note: English words, also printed separately as text.
Notes: For solo narrator, SATB chorus, and piano.
Originally for narrator, mixed chorus (SATB), brass quintet and organ; accompaniment arranged for piano.
Lyrics from different sources and authors : from the Rigveda (1st part), Bhartrihari (2nd part), S. Ibn Gvirol (3rd part), from Zoroaster (4th part), from Inscription on the city of brass (5th part), from Shi King (6th part), Sa'di (7th part), Virgil (8th part), from The desolate city (9th part), Anacreon (10th part), Alcaeus (11th part), from The song of the harper (12th part).
Duration: approximately 30 minutes.
Includes program and performance notes by composer in English.
Description: 1 vocal score (76 pages) ; 30 cm
Contents: Rigveda. The creation hymn --
Time / Bhartrihari --
The royal crown (excerpt) / Solomon Ibn Gabirol --
The sacred book (excerpt) / Zoroaster --
Inscription on the city of brass (excerpt) / Anonymous (8th century) --
Shi King. You will die / Anonymous (c. 500 BC) --
The gift of speech / Sa'di --
Dido's lament / Virgil --
The desolate city (excerpt) / Anonymous (8th century) --
Age / Anacreon --
Let us drink / Alcaeus --
Egyptian papyrus Harris 500. The song of the harper (excerpt).
Medium of Performance: mixed chorus
piano
Other Titles: Voices of our ancestors.
Responsibility: Thea Musgrave.

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