Voices of earth
two SATB choirs, treble choir and two pianos

Composition Date: 1992
Duration: 00:25:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Chamber Ensemble (2 - 9 Performers), Percussion, Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Piano
  • 1 x Children's chorus
  • 2 x Mixed chorus

Premiere Information:
April 14, 1991; Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach Children's Chorus of Scarborough.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6231 H497voe 1992
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Chamber Ensemble (2 - 9 Performers), Percussion, Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 1, 2003
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (vi, (88) p.) ; 28 cm.
    94 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 21.5 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For two SATB choirs, treble choir, and two pianos.
    (Chamber choir, large choir, children's choir, two pianos, percussion optional.)

    Version also exists for full orchestra accompaniment.
    Version also exists for two pianos, with optional timpani and four percussion accompaniment.
    Version of 'Winter' - 'Store' (from movement IV) also exists for children's choir, piano duet and optional glockenspiel part. Optional harp part available on rental, may be substituted for piano I.

    The text is taken from "Canticle of the Sun" by St. Francis of Assisi, translated by Matthew Arnold, and from poetry by Archibald Lampman. (Text in English)

    Dedicated to Lydia Adams and the Amadeus Choir of Scarborough who commissioned the work with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council for performance on April 14th, 1991 with the Elmer Iseler Singers and The Bach Children's Chorus of Scarborough.

    Contains performance notes.
    A separate score is available for the Children's Choir containing only the sections in which they sing. (from the score)

    The Elmer Iseler Choral Series, edited by Elmer Iseler.
    Prologue: Canticle of the sun : verse 1 --
    I: Canticle of the sun : verse 2, The sun cup --
    II: Canticle of the sun : verse 3, The moon - path --
    III: Canticle of the sun : verse 4, The wind's word --
    IV: Canticle of the sun : verse 5, Winter - store --
    V: Canticle of the sun : verse 7, May --
    Epilogue: Voices of the Earth.

    Additional People:
    Saint Francis of Assisi
    Archibald Lampman
    Matthew Arnold
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