Le Roi David, H 37 (Honegger, Arthur)

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David Campbell (2015/5/6)

Publisher. Info. Lausanne: Fœtisch Frères, 1924. Plate F. 5990 F.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. "Psaume symphonique". Copyright on page 3.
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Vangi (2013/11/24)

Publisher. Info. Lausanne: Fœtisch Frères, n.d. Plate F. 2205 F.
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General Information

Work Title Le Roi David
Alternative. Title
Composer Honegger, Arthur
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 37
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 27 sections
  1. Introduction
  2. The Song of David, the Shepherd
  3. Psalm: All Praise to Him
  4. Song of Victory
  5. March
  6. Psalm: In the Lord I Put my Faith
  7. Psalm: O Had I Wings Like a Dove
  8. Song of the Prophets
  9. Have Mercy on Me, my Lord
  10. Saul's Camp
  11. Psalm: God, the Lord Shall Be my Light
  12. Incantation
  13. March of the Philistines
  14. The Lamentations of Gilboa
  15. Festival Song (Song of the Daughters of Israel)
  16. The Dance before the Ark
  17. Song, Now my Voice in Song Upsoaring
  18. Song of the Handmaid
  19. Psalm of Penitence
  20. Psalm; Behold, in Evil I Was Born
  21. Psalm: O Shall I Raise mine Eyes unto the Mountains?
  22. The Song of Ephraim
  23. March of the Hebrews
  24. Psalm: In my Distress
  25. Psalm: In this Terror, the Great God which I Adore
  26. The Coronation of Solomon
  27. The Death of David
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1921/23 (see Wikipedia)
First Publication. 1921 (incidental music only)
1924 (usual version, vocal score)
Librettist René Morax (1873-1963)
Language French (+ translations)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Vocal soloists, Chorus and Orchestra
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Misc. Comments

2 versions. As incidental music: 1921. As "symphonic psalm": 1923.