The Bells, Op.35 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1920. Plate A. 9718 G.

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PMLP56098-Rachmaninoff - The Bells, Op. 35 (orch. score).pdf
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Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1920. Plate A. 9718 G.

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Arranger:

Aleksandr Goldenweiser (1875-1961), piano reduction

Language:

Russian / German / English

Translator:

Berthold Feiwel (1875-1937), German text
Fanny Susan Copeland (1872-1970), English text*

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Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1920. Plate A. 9719 G.

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*As Poe's original poetry was in English, Copeland's text should be considered an edition as opposed to an original work.
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General Information

Work Title The Bells
Alternative Title Колокола (Kolokola)
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.35
Movements/Sections 4 sections
  1. «Слышишь, сани мчатся в ряд» (Slyshish', sani mchastya v ryad). Allegro ma non tanto
  2. «Слышишь, к свадьбе зов святой» (Slyshish', k svad'be zov svyatoy). Lento
  3. «Слышишь, воющий набат» (Slyshish', voyushchiy nabat). Presto
  4. «Похоронный слышен звон» (Pokhoronny slyshen zvon). Lento lugubre
Year/Date of Composition 1913
First Performance 1914-02-08 in Moscow
Soli, chorus and orchestra; Sergei Rachmaninoff (conductor)
First Publication 1920
Librettist Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942), after Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
Language Russian
Dedication Willem Mengelberg (1871–1951) and the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
Average Duration 37 minutes
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
Voices
Soprano, Tenor, Baritone
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, side drum, cymbals,
glockenspiel, celesta, harp, piano, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
ASO notes
The Bells - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Original poem by Edgar Allan Poe


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