In terra pax, Op. 39

Christmas Scene for Soprano & Baritone Soli, Chorus & Orchestra

In terra pax, Op. 39

Christmas Scene for Soprano & Baritone Soli, Chorus & Orchestra

Series: Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Study Score Composer: Gerald Finzi

Christmas Scene for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra (1954/6). The text conflates Robert Bridges's poem Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913 and Luke 2: 8-14. Finzi suggested that the Nativity 'becomes a vision seen by a wanderer on a dark and frosty Christmas Eve, in our own familiar landscape'. In terra pax is a masterpiece in miniature, Finzi's pacifism at its heart, and his belief that men and women of goodwill should live harmoniously. Weaving through the music are three ideas: the pealing of the bells with their joyous message, a phrase from the carol The First Nowell, and the alleluia refrain from the hymn 'Lasst uns erfreuen'. Duration: 14'. Vocal score on sale, performance materials on hire.

  • Choral
  • Orchestra

$35.00 (US) Inventory #HL 48022637 ISBN: 9780851627687 UPC: 884088900182 Publisher Code: M060123368 Width: 8.25" Length: 11.75" 50 pages

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