Hérodiade (Hindemith, Paul)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano

PDF scanned by Sallen112
Sallen112 (2014/11/23)

Arranger Composer
Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Schott & Co., Ltd., No.4115, 1955. Plate 37502.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Had much dust from scan, had to use heavy despeckle to clean.
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General Information

Work Title Herodiade
Alternative. Title Hérodiade de Stéphane Mallarmé ("récitation orchestrale")
Music to a ballet for small orchestra (recitation orchestrale)
Composer Hindemith, Paul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPH 53
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 scene, 11 movements (attacca)
  1. Prélude. Lent ( = 96-100)/Modéré ( = 56-60) -
  2. Modérément animé ( = 80-88) -
  3. Modéré ( = 72-76) -
  4. Modérément animé ( = 80-88) -
  5. Vif ( = 92-100) -
  6. Modérément animé ( = 80-88) -
  7. Soutenu ( = 50) -
  8. Agité ( = 76)/Très rétenu/Plus agité qu'au début -
  9. Vif et passione ( = 66)/un peu plus calme -
  10. Grave ( = 50)/Plus calme -
  11. Lent ( = 56-60)/Très passionément ( = 76-80)/lent
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1944-06-30, New Haven (Full Score)
1944 Early July, West Southport, Maine (Piano Reduction)
First Performance. 1944-10-30 in Washington D.C., Library of Congress
Martha Graham and May O'Donnell (dancers), Louis Horst (conductor)
Martha Graham (choreography), Isamu Noguchi (stage design), Edythe Gilfond (costumes)
First Publication. 1955
Librettist Stéphane Mallarmé (1842–1898)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Dancers and Orchestra
2 female dancers
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon
horn, piano, strings
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article

Navigation etc.

  • Commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge fund of the Library of Congress for Martha Graham. Long after the first performance, Hindemith sketched out a scenario of his own; this is reproduced in Paul Hindemith: Leben und Werk in Bild und Text (item 45), 180-81.
-Paul Hindemith: A Research and Information Guide