Symphony of Psalms
- For chorus of mixed voices (children's voices, which may be replaced
by female soprano and alto if a children's choir is not available) and
orchestra (18.104.22.168.-22.214.171.124-timp.perc.,harp, 2 pianos - Vcl. CB.).
Most noticeably lacking are violins and violas, which are effectively
replaced by the choir.
- Composed at Nice and Charavines between January and 15 August 1930.
- Dedication: `Cette symphonie composée à la glorie de DIEU
est dediée au "Boston Symphony Orchestra" à l'occasion
du cinquantaire de son existence.' Published by Edition Russe de
Musique 1930 (later by Boosey & Hawkes).
- Duration: c. 23 minutes.
- First performance in Europe, Société
Philharmonique de Bruxelles, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, 13
December 1930, conducted by Ernest Ansermet.
- First performance in
America, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, 19 December 1930,
conducted by Serge Koussevitzky.
- The manuscript of the full score
belongs to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other manuscript material is
in the composer's collection.
(Adapted from White, Stravinsky: The composer and his
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