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The heavens declare : for symphonic choir and orchestra

by Paul Stanhope (1999)

heavens declare


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The heavens declare / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. CD 720 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling E flat clarinet and bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), organ, harp, piano/celesta, SATB chorus, strings.

Duration: 18 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional/good standard amateur.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Peter Sculthorpe

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

First performance: by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra — 4 Nov 00. Sydney Opera House

Text taken from four Old Testament texts

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