The Music of the Spheres, BVN 128 (Langgaard, Rued)



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Editor First edition ?
Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Language German / English / French
Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, No.1991a, 1919. Plate 16992.
Misc. Notes Scanned at 600 dpi
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Work Title The Music of the Spheres
Alternative. Title Sfaerernes musik: for soli, kor og orkester
Composer Langgaard, Rued
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BVN 128
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 Sections
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1916-18
First Performance. 1921 November 26
First Publication. 1919
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, chorus, orchestra
Vocal solo
Soprano (or mezzo-soprano)
Mixed Chorus (SSAATTBB)
4 flutes (4th also piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons
8 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani (2 players), tam-tam, campane, glissando-piano, organ, strings
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German? I'm surprised- I should imagine the vocal contribution would be in Danish. (I see the choral contribution is sol-re-mi-fa-... - I assume it's the soprano/mezzo's contribution that's referred to. Will check in the score later...) - Schissel (Ah. German, English and French alternatives, actually... First performance in Karlsruhe, Germany.)