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Cantata - Divine Word, MMC14

SM-000268926
Cantata - Divine Word
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46.45 USD
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Description

Composer
Malcolm Dedman
Lyricist
Bahá'u'lláh
Publisher
ArtifexMusic
Genre
Classical / Cantata
Instrumentation
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Baritone, Mixed choir: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Scored for
Solo, Choir, String orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
Movement(s)
1 to 4 from 4
Duration
15'0"
Language
English
Difficulty
Medium
Year of composition
1998
Description
This Cantata is scored for a baritone solo, mixed choir and string orchestra. The first of four movements was originally written in 1981, the other movements being added in 1998 with some revisions in 2009.

The first two movements are settings of texts by the composer, entitled Divine Soul and Divine Manifestations and asks questions about the nature of the soul and body of Spiritual Messengers (Manifestations), such as Moses, Christ, Mohammed, etc. The last two set texts by Bahá’u’lláh, who is the latest Manifestation and founder of the Bahá’í Faith. These are entitled Divine Message and Divine Guidance. Divine Message, set for the baritone solo, suggests that mankind will never truly understand the nature of these Divine Manifestations, and Divine Guidance stresses that we should quench all error so that we might stand a chance of reaching God.
Upload date
22 Jan 2017

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