Memorial Cantata, Op.65 (Glazunov, Aleksandr)

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Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Translator Paul England, English text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, (1899). Plate 2081.
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Work Title Memorial Cantata
Alternative. Title Solemn cantata in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of A.S. Pushkin
Composer Glazunov, Aleksandr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.65
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAG 40
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5
  1. We are a crowded crowd ... (choral, Allegro, C major)
  2. This quiet cradle ... (berceuse, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra in E major)
  3. The infant years have passed ... (for mezzo and choir, two sections, in E-flat and in G minor)
  4. From the worries of the earth sad ... (aria for tenor, choir and orchestra. Andante in A-flat)
  5. Forever, glorious without comparison ... (Moderato assai in F, ending C. For mezzo, tenor, chorus and orchestra.)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899, St. Petersburg
First Performance. 1899
Librettist Konstantin Romanov (1858-1915)
Language Russian
Dedication Aleksandr Pushkin?
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Mezzo, Tenor, Chorus and Orchestra
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Has been recorded (in 2002) in its original (orchestrated) form with the 8th symphony on Chandos. Description thanks to Wikipedia.