Choral Masterworks

A Listener's Guide
Author: Michael Steinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195340663
Category: Music
Page: 321
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The author also includes an astute musical analysis of each piece, one that casual music lovers can easily appreciate and that musicians and more serious fans will find invaluable. The book also includes basic information such as the various movements of the work, the organization of the chorus and orchestra, and brief historical notes on early performances." "Choral Masterworks will appeal not only to concert goers and CD collectors, but also to this vast multitude of choral performers."--Jacket.

The Oxford Dictionary of Musical Works

Author: Alison Latham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198610205
Category: Music
Page: 213
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Anyone who listens to or plays classical music often wants to put the pieces they encounter in context - to check information ranging from who wrote the piece, or the date of its first performance, to how it acquired its title, or whether it was commissioned for a specific person or occasion. General dictionaries of music only cover a limited number of musical works, and include very little detail. The new Oxford Dictionary of Musical Works provides short articles on over 1750 musical works from earliest times to the present day, providing a comprehensive but handy reference. Entries encompass a broad spectrum of genres - from opera, ballet, choral and vocal music, orchestral, chamber and instrumental pieces, to nicknamed works, collections, national anthems, hymn tunes, and traditional melodies. Each entry outlines the genre to which the piece belongs; the librettist or author of the text, including any literary source; the number of acts or movements; the scoring - including details of the instrumentalists and vocalists needed to perform the piece; how it came to be commissioned; the place and date of its first performance; any subsequent arrangements or revisions; and any additional important or entertaining information.

The dream of Gerontius

an oratorio for mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass soli, chorus & orchestra
Author: Edward Elgar
Publisher: N.A
Category: Oratorios
Page: 177
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Among Our Books

A Selected List of New Books in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Author: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Publisher: N.A
Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)
Page: N.A
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The Standard Concert Guide

A Collection and Analysis of Standard Instrumental and Vocal Works in the Concert-room Repertory
Author: George Putnam Upton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Music appreciation
Page: 442
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By the Cam and the Isis, 1954-2000

Author: Francis Warner
Publisher: Colin Smythe
Category: Poetry
Page: 300
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The two poems in this book describe a walk, and the friends the poet meets, visits, or remembers. Cambridge one night in winter; Oxford one summer afternoon. This new edition is fully annotated and documented, and has become one poet's portrait of his generation.