By Jonathan D. Green

Now in paperback. This cutting edge survey of huge choral-orchestral works written among 1900 and 1972 and containing a few English textual content examines eighty-nine works, from Elgar's Dream of Gerontius to Bernstein's Mass. for every paintings, the writer offers a biography of the composer, entire instrumentation, textual content resources, versions, availability of appearing fabrics, functionality matters, discography, and bibliographies of the composer and the paintings. established upon direct ranking research, each one paintings has been evaluated by way of power functionality difficulties, practice session matters, and point of trouble for either choir and orchestra. whilst current, solo roles are described.

The forty-nine composers represented contain Samuel Barber, Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Henry Cowell, Frederick Delius, R. Nathaniel Dett, Gerald Finzi, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, Paul Hindemith, Ulysses Kay, consistent Lambert, Peter Mennin, Gunther Schuller, William Schumann, Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, and Healey Willan.

Written as a box advisor for conductors and an individual else interested by programming live shows for choir and orchestra, this article should still turn out an invaluable resource of recent repertoire rules and a useful reduction to practice session coaching. textile version first released in 1994.

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