Sacred Music Drama (Google eBook)

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AuthorHouse, Jun 21, 2010 - Music
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"The indelible imprint of sacred music drama throughout history is undeniable . . . and its resurgence in the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries stirs the curiosity." Carl Gerbrandt, in pursuing these issues, has brought to our fingertips a stimulating historical perspective on sacred music drama as well as an extensively annotated list of repertoire. Years of research have gone into providing information on centuries of sacred music dramas/operas which for the most part have been known to very few.
  

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Contents

PREFACE
13
DOUGLAS MOORE
25
DESCRIPTION OF ANNOTATIONS AND APPENDICES
28
JOHN ADAMS
35
PIETRO ARIA
42
MALCOLM ARNOLD
43
FRANCIS BARNARD
49
LENNOX BERKELEY
57
FRANK LEDL1E MOORE
231
HORATIO W PARKER
246
DANIEL PINKHAM
258
GEORGE F ROOT
271
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
284
HEINRICH SCHUTZ
285
FREDERICK SILVER
294
SLEEPER
300

HARRISON BIRTWISTLE
76
ARTHUR BLISS
77
R R BROOME
94
MARIO CASTELNUOVOTEDESCO
111
CARSON P COOMAN
117
ANTHONY DAVIS
123
HUGO DISTLER
129
MYRON S FINK
135
WILLIAM ARTHUR GOLDSWORTHY
148
LOU HARRISON
168
BRYAN KELLY
181
STANLEY LEBOWSKY
198
JOHN McCABE
211
JAN MEYEROWITZ
224
IGOR STRAVINSKY
306
ALEXANDER TCHEREPNIN
316
RANDALLTHOMPSON
317
ISAAC VAN GROVE
323
ANTONIO VIVALDI
330
MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
339
CARL ZYTOWSKI
345
SUPPLEMENTAL LIST
363
COMPOSERS TRANSLATORS EDITORS RESOURCES
379
REFERENCES
387
LISTING BY SUBJECT
399
WORKS INCLUDING CHILDRENS VOICES
411
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Carl Gerbrandt is Professor Emeritus of Opera and Voice at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to his work at UNC, Dr. Gerbrandt held opera directing positions at Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, Southern Baptist Seminary where he began their Sacred Music Drama program, and Tabor College. While he made his mark in the field of operatic performance, Gerbrandt has also presented many recitals, masterclasses, and choral workshops nationwide, while having performed over seventy opera and oratorio roles. He has appeared as bass soloist with the Annapolis Naval Academy in filmings of Handel's Messiah, and frequently sung with major symphonies and opera companies throughout the country. Gerbrandt made his professional directing debut at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Additionally, his staged production of Mendelssohn's Elijah was filmed by PBS-TV and broadcast nationwide. He has staged over 40 operas, and his "Opera in Education" productions have been seen at three national music conventions and by thousands of young people. In 1990, Dr. Gerbrandt held a Visiting Scholar position at Cambridge University, England. He has edited The Songs of Louis Cheslock, a collection of the complete songs of the late American composer. In 2004, he returned to Cambridge as a Visiting Fellow, traveling repeatedly to Spain to research Zarzuela, the highly popular Spanish operetta form. Conductor of the heralded Greeley Chorale from 1987-2005, Dr. Gerbrandt directed the 100-voice choir on five International concert tours and presented 10 world premieres. Dr. Gerbrandt holds conducting and performances degrees from Tabor College and Wichita State University, and a doctoral degree in Voice Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music. Post-doctoral studies in voice and opera were taken at Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie in Detmold, Germany.

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