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oratorio

Duration:

44 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

soloists:

tenor solo; bass baritone solo

narrator I: basso profundo (amplified)

narrator II:  baritone (amplified)

chorus:

boy mezzo-soprano; various soloists from the chorus; chorus – SATB   
 

orchestra:

2 flutes, 1 oboe; 2 clarinets; 1 bassoon; 2 horns; 2 trumpets; 3 trombones; 

3 percussion ; harp; piano + celesta (one player); strings 

Year Composed:  

2007

Text:

Authentic documents, memos, letters,
telegrams, notes, newspaper ads and speeches. 

Language:

English, German, Polish

Written For:

Cantata Singers Boston
David Hoose – music director

Commissioned By:
Cantata Singers Boston
David Hoose – music director

Premiere Performance:

18 January 2008
Boston, USA
The Cantata Singers (Boston)
James Petosa, narrator
Jason McDowell-Green, narrator
Rockland Osgood, tenor
David Kravitz, baritone
Frederick Metzger, boy-soprano
Karyl Ryczek, soprano
Carola Emrich-Fischer, alto
David Hoose, conductor