Amen [Autograph manuscript]. John b. 1938 CORIGLIANO.
Amen [Autograph manuscript]

Amen [Autograph manuscript]

Oblong folio (28 x 42 cm). Unbound. 3ff. Notated (on rectos only) in pencil on 16-stave Aztec brand paper. No date, but ca. 1994.
Signed in full to top right corner of first page of music.

For double SATB chorus a cappella.

Slightly worn but in very good condition overall.

Amen was composed in 1994 and first performed on October 2, 1995 at the Plymouth Music Series in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with Philip Brunelle conducting.

"... the word Amen is set in an alternating series of plagal (IV-I) cadences that go through the entire circle of fifths three times. As they journey, they become more and more passionate, until after a climax, they return to the contemplative mood of the opening."

"The American John Corigliano continues to add to one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work any composer has created over the last forty years. Corigliano's scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, the Grawemeyer Award, four Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award (“Oscar”) and have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world. Attentive listening to this music reveals an unconfined imagination, one which has taken traditional notions like "symphony" or "concerto" and redefined them in a uniquely transparent idiom forged as much from the post-war European avant garde as from his American forebears."

Item #30828

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

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