Psalm 22, B.38 (Bloch, Ernest)

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Sheet Music

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Icon US-flag.png Complete Score PDF file, Scanned by Google (U. of MI)   
37 pages, 8.42 MB Uploader: Schissel (28 March 2011)   

Edmond Fleg (Edmond Flegenheimer) (1874–1963), French text
Waldo David Frank (1889–1967), English text.


French, English

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1921. Plate 29300.


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General Information

Work Title Psalm 22
Alternative. Title
Composer Bloch, Ernest
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. B.38
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEB 22
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914 Completed April 16 in Satigny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland.
First Publication. 1921 by G. Schirmer
Librettist Psalms
Language French, English
Dedication Romain Rolland (1886–1944)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation baritone and orchestra
Solo - baritone
4 flutes (3rd and 4th also piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn,
3 clarinets (B) (3rd also E clarinet), bass clarinet (B),
3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 4 trumpets (C), tuba
timpani, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, gong
celesta, 2 harps, strings
External Links Ernest Bloch Legacy

Misc. Comments

There is also a version for chamber orchestra (which from the looks of the scrunched in score on the page, for instance- this is not.) and one for voice and piano is also mentioned as authentic at (so is included among tags- Schissel). apparently alto rather than baritone may be used, so that also is being included among alternatives. (Comment on piece: not so unusual for 1914, but final chord arpeggiated in last measures and then held, is not a triad, but a stacked fifth chord D-A-E with E in violas, oboes etc. Still, interesting, I think...-Schissel)