Moses und Aron (Schoenberg, Arnold)

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Editor Christian Martin Schmidt (b. 1942)
Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Werke, III. Bühnenwerke, Reihe A, Bd.8, Teil 1–2 (pp.7–503)
Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne
Wien: Universal Edition AG, 1977.

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Misc. Notes Act III is text only, it was never completed by the composer.
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Arranger Winfried Zillig (1905-1963), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, No.4935, 1957.
Misc. Notes Preface to Act III by Gertrud Schoenberg (1898-1967). English text by Allen Forte (d. 2014) removed.
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Work Title Moses und Aron
Alternative. Title
Composer Schoenberg, Arnold
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 61
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930-32
First Performance. 1954/03/12
First Publication. 1958
Librettist Composer (from the Book of Exodus)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 96 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
3 flutes (all also piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (3rd also E♭ clarinet), bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, 2 mandolins, celesta, piano, harp, strings
External Links Schoenberg Center
Wikipedia article