Nobilissima Visione (Hindemith, Paul)

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Editor First edition (reissued)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2786, 1938. Plate 35467.
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General Information

Work Title Nobilissima Visione
Alternative. Title Tanzlegende in sechs Bildern von Paul Hindemith und Léonide Massine
"St. Francis"
Dance legend in 6 scenes
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 scenes, 11 movements
1. Einleitung und Lied des Troubadours („Ce fut en mai“):
Leicht bewegte Viertel (= 132)/Vorhang auf! -
2. Tuchkäufer und Bettler: -
3. Der Ritter:/Etwas zögernd/Wieder munter
4. Marsch: (Half note.png = 100) - Lebhaft (♩‧ = =Half note.png = vorher) - Wie früher
5. Erscheinung der drei Frauen: Langsam (= 56) - Pastorale Koda (♩‧ = 60)
6. Festmusik: Bewegt (= 132)/Leicht beschwingt
7. Schluß des Festes:
Leicht bewegt (= 132-144)/beeilen/zurückhalten/Im Zeitmaß/beeilen/zurückhalten/Im Zeitmaß -
Lebhaft (Half note.png = 100) - Im Zeitmaß des früheren Pastorale -
Wie vorher/Ein wenig breiter/Wenig verbreitern/Ein wenig langsamer (= 176)/Allmählich ruhiger werden
8. Meditation: Die Viertel wie zuletzt die ganzen Takte. Sehr ruhig (= 46) - Sehr langsam (= 46)/zögern
9. Geigenspiel. Der Wolf: Ruhig bewegt (= 76-80) - Lebhaft, etwas plump (♩‧ = 96)/Ruhig fließend (= 88)
10. Kärgliche Hochzeit: Rondo. Mäßig schnell (= 96)
11. Incipiunt laudes creaturarum: Feierlich bewegt (= 80)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938 (January - 04 February) (music)
1938-02-12 (piano reduction completed)
First Performance. 1938-07-21 in London, Ballet de Monte Carlo
Paul Hindemith (conductor), Léonide Massine (choreographer),
Paul Tschelistcheff (set and costume designer)
First Publication. 1938 (piano reduction)
Librettist Composer and Léonide Massine (1896-1979)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 50 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Dancers and Orchestra
Dancers
5 (or 3?) male dancers, 3 female dancers, dance group
Orchestra (Smaller Version, 1938)
flute (also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets (B/A), bassoon
2 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), trombone
timpani, percussion (3 players), snare drum, bass drum, small cymbals,
triangle, wooden drum, glockenspiel, strings
Orchestra (Larger Version, 1939)
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, small cymbals, suspended cymbal, tambourine
cymbals, wooden drum, snare drum, bass drum, glockenspiel, strings
Related Works Nobilissima Visione, Konzert-Suite (Orchestral-Suite)
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

  • Composition Information:
Outline of the action completed with Massine on 21 September 1937, Positano; music composed between January and 4 February 1938, Berlin; piano reduction completed 14 February 1938 en route to the United States.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
  • Notes:
Ballet premiered under the title "St. Francis." Hindemith made an orchestral suite from five of the ballet's numbers (above) in August 1938 (Nobilissima Visione, Konzert-Suite), and added a small passage to the ballet score at Massine's request on 26 August. The "Meditation" (No.8) movement was published seperately in arrangements for violin and piano (ED 3683), viola and piano (ED 3684), and cello and piano (ED 3685). Extra woodwind and brass parts added in March 1939; original complement is (see "Instrumentation for woodwinds and brass" above).
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide
  • Extra Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion (In Ballet [larger version, 1939] and Orchestral Suite):
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, small cymbals, suspended cymbal,
cymbals, field drum, snare drum, bass drum, glockenspiel, strings
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide