Two volumes. Oblong folio, 303 x 403 mm. Spiral bound. 62 + 32 pp. for a total of 95 pp. + one additional leaf laid down to rear inner cover of first volume. Notated in pencil on 18-stave orchestral paper. Titling in red pencil in the composer's hand to upper wrappers of both volumes.
Scored for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, SATB chorus, 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo, one doubling alto flute), 3 oboes (one doubling English horn), 3 clarinets (one doubling bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (one doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns (two doubling Wagner tubas in F), 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 5 percussion instruments, piano (doubling celeste), harp, string orchestra, and 6 offstage trombones.
The final draft of the complete work incorporating numerous erasures, corrections and cancels in both lead and red pencil and including significant corrections and additions to both notation and dynamics. The composer has also added performance markings to the score in red pencil.
With text derived from the Latin mass, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Michael Harper, Hilda Doolittle (known as H.D.), and an anonymous Afro-American spiritual. The work was recorded by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Chorale with soloists Stephanie Blythe, Marc Oswald, and Hugh Smith, with Carl St. Clair conducting.
"Richard Danielpour… has become one of the most sought-after composers of his generation - a composer whose distinctive American voice is part of a rich neo-Romantic heritage with influences from pivotal composers like Britten, Copland, Bernstein, and Barber. His works are solidly rooted in the soil of tradition, yet [sing] with an optimistic voice for today… [they] speak to the heart as well as the mind." schirmer.com
Danielpour dedicated this powerful work both to the victims of September 11, 2001 and to all American soldiers - past, present, and future.
An important manuscript by one of America's most prominent contemporary composers. Item #20048
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