Hymnus

(1996)

by Nicholas Maw

Description
SATB chorus and orchestra
Duration
34
Genres
Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble
Text
St Ambrose 4th Century/Anon 6th Century
Instrumentation
3(III=picc).3(III=ca).3(III=Ebcl).2.cbsn - 4430 - timp- perc(2): handbells/tam-t/BD/cyms/susp.cym/SD/glsp -harp - strings
Languages
Latin
Commission
Commissioned by the Oxford Bach Choir on the occasion of their centenary year, with financial assistance from Southern Arts
First Performance
1.6.96, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford: Oxford Bach Choir/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Christopher Robinson
Availability

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'Hymnus' reviews

'It begins with pre - dawn musings at the very bottom of the register, in Eb minor, and concludes ethereally in D major … There are flashes of bright colour from the orchestra … The choral climaxes filled the Sheldonian gorgeously. Hymnus is a well - made piece …' Financial Times (David Murray), 4 June 1996 Read more

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