"From the Book of Hours." Autograph musical manuscript signed, ca. 1994. Full score of an early chamber version of the first movement of the song cycle. James 1956- PRIMOSCH.

"From the Book of Hours." Autograph musical manuscript signed, ca. 1994. Full score of an early chamber version of the first movement of the song cycle

Folio. Unbound. 9 pp. Scored for soprano, flute, percussion and piano. Notated in ink on 14-stave Passantino music manuscript paper. With text by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Several corrections in white-out.

An attractively notated score.

Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and first performed in the orchestral version in 2002. The present version "was prepared for a reading session at the Marlboro Music Festival in 1994." With a letter from the composer.

"When honoring him with its Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters noted that 'A rare economy of means and a strain of religious mysticism distinguish the music of James Primosch... Through articulate, transparent textures, he creates a wide range of musical emotion.' Andrew Porter stated in The New Yorker that Primosch 'scores with a sure, light hand' and critics for the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Dallas Morning News have characterized his music as 'impressive,' 'striking,' 'grandly romantic,' 'stunning' and 'very approachable.' " presser.com. Item #22476

Price: $1,500.00  other currencies

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