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Cantate pour la paix : for SATB choir and children's choir with concert band

by David Kram (2017)

Cantate pour la paix


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Work Overview

Based on the choral work Peace - A Cantata for John Monash, I extracted/reordered sixteen out of the original twenty-nine musical numbers, rescored the symphonic accompaniment for concert band and condensed the four soloists into two. The work is a series of anthems and songs extolling peace, interspersed with acknowledgement of the contribution of Sir John Monash and his Australian service men and women in bringing World War One to a speedier conclusion by dint of three significant victories in the Somme Valley in 1918.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Adult choir SATB, children's choir SA, Soloists Soprano, baritone (optional speaker). Concert band: 4 flutes (+piccolo), 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 2 horns, cornet, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, 2 euphoniums, tuba, bass tuba, timpani, percussion (standard + glockenspiel).

Duration: 45 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — The choir and children's part can be sung by community or school choirs.

Commission note: Commissioned by Rotary District 1520, France (Hauts-de-France)

First performance: by David Kram, Claire-Elie Tenet, Thibault Dhilly, Chorale d'Airaine, Ensemble Vocal du Diapason, College Amiral LeJeune, Amiens — 24 Apr 18. Amiens, Megacite, France

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century style, with some folk and "gospel' flavours, especially in the children's songs.


Performances of this work

Sep 18: Amiens, France

24 Apr 18: Amiens, Megacite, France. Featuring Claire-Elie Tenet, Thibault Dhilly, David Kram, Ensemble Vocal du Diapason, College Amiral LeJeune, Amiens, Chorale d'Airaine.

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