The Music of the Spheres, BVN 128 (Langgaard, Rued)

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PMLP58067-Langgaard - The Music of the Spheres.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, No.1991a, 1919. Plate 16992.


Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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Scanned at 600 dpi


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General Information

Work Title The Music of the Spheres
Alternative Title Sfaerernes musik: for soli, kor og orkester
Composer Langgaard, Rued
Opus/Catalogue Number BVN 128
Movements/Sections 15 Sections
Year/Date of Composition 1916-18
First Publication 1919
Language German
Average Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, chorus, orchestra
Vocal solo
Soprano (or mezzo-soprano)
Mixed Chorus (SSAATTBB)
4 flutes (4th also piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons
8 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani (2 players), tam-tam, campane, glissando-piano, organ, strings

Misc. Comments

German? I'm surprised- I should imagine the vocal contribution would be in Danish. (I see the choral contribution is sol-re-mi-fa-... - I assume it's the soprano/mezzo's contribution that's referred to. Will check in the score later...) - Schissel

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