Cantate pour la paix : for SATB choir and children's choir with concert band
by David Kram (2017)
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Cantate pour la paix / musique: David I. Kram ; texte anglais: Kevin O'Flaherty ; traduction: David Kram, Prof. Anne Freadman, Daniele Ney-Kemp.
Library shelf no. 782.24/KRA 2 [Available for loan]
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.
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)
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
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