Heinrich Kaminski: Passion

Heinrich Kaminski Passion
Passion

Heinrich Kaminski: Passion

Year of composition:
1920
Scored for:
for soprano, tenor, mixed choir and orchestra
Composer:
Heinrich Kaminski
Text author:
Arnoul Greban; Arnoul Gréban
Piano reduction:
Ernst Schiffmann
Choir:
SATB
Soloists:
soprano; tenor
Instrumentation:
2 0 0 2 - 1 2 0 0 - Pedalharmonium, perc, hp, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+picc)
2nd flute (+picc)
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
horn in F
1st trumpet in F, B, D
2nd trumpet in F, B, D
percussion
harp
Pedalharmonium
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
Table of contents:
I Introitus
II Einzug in Jerusalem
III (das Abendmahl abschließend)
IVa (als Einleitung vor Gethsemane)
IVb (An die Gefangennahme anschließend)
IVc
V Chor der Seelen im Vorhimmel und der Verdammten
VI Chor der Verdammten (an die verzweifelte Selbstverdammnis des Judas anschließend)
VII Chor der Seligen (an den Kreuztod anschließend)
Remarks:
Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de
Duration:
30’
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Work introduction

Kaminski’s work is a setting of Gréban’s Mystère de la Passion (1452), which dramatically treats scenes from Jesus’ life, from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion. Along with the soprano and the tenor, a string trio is also prominent in soloist moments. Kaminski was the son of a former Catholic priest; as such, all of his music was religious in a certain sense. It also harbours a dramatic aspect, even if he did compose only two operas. Critics of the Passion mention powerful climaxes and an uncanny obsession with ancient minstrelsy.

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