A cantata for soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra
para: 2 solistas (SBar), coro de voces mixtas (SATB), orquesta
Reducción de piano
|Nº de artículo||334417|
|Autor/Compositor||Ralph Vaughan Williams|
|Alcance||68 Páginas; 18 × 25,5 cm|
|Editorial/fabricante||Oxford University Press|
|N.º del fabricante||9780193388611|
Full orchestra: 3 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, cbn, 4 hn, 4 tpt (2 opt), 5 tbn (2 opt), tba, timp, 3 perc (BD, TD, SD, cym, tam-tam, tri, tamb, glock, bells), hp, org (opt), str
Reduced orchestra: fl, ob, 2 hn, trp, timp, hp, org, str
Drawing upon the Bible, sections from the Mass, and poems by Walt Whitman, this is a powerful musical evocation of the destruction and death brought about through war and violence, with an overarching message of peace and reconciliation. It was composed in 1936, a time when war was threatening to engulf Europe once again, and the title, which translates as 'Give us peace', is as relevant now as it was when the work was premiered in 1936. Featuring some of the composer's most potent music (both serene and violent), it makes an affecting plea.
Materials for the full orchestra version and an accompaniment for strings and piano are available on hire.