Franz Schmidt: The Book with 7 Seals

  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc, org, str
  • Duration: 110’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    alto
    tenor
    bass
  • Instrumentation details:
    piccolo
    1. flute
    2. flute
    1. oboe
    2. oboe
    cor anglais
    1. clarinet in B (+ cl.(A))
    2. clarinet in B (+ cl.(A))
    clarinet in D (or cl.(Eb))
    bass clarinet in B
    1. bassoon
    2. bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1. horn in F
    2. horn in F
    3. horn in F
    4. horn in F
    1. trumpet in C (+ tpt.(Bb))
    2. trumpet in C
    3. trumpet in C
    1. trombone
    2. trombone
    3. trombone
    bass tuba
    timpani
    perc
    organ
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Choir: SATB (große Besetzung)
  • Roles: Johannes - heroic tenor, soprano, alto, tenor, bass
  • Composer: Franz Schmidt
  • Preface: Otto Brusatti
  • Interpretatory hints: Franz Schmidt
  • Piano reduction: Franz Schmidt
  • Language: German
  • Translator: Martin Lindsay
  • Dedication: der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien zur Feier des 125-jährigen Bestandes gewidmet
  • Remarks: The woodwind is to be doubled as possible. You may find detailed instructions at the Composer's Practical Notes for Performance in the preface of the score.

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World première

Location:
Wien (AT)
Date:
15.07.1938
Conductor:
Kabasta Oswald

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