for chorus and orchestraMusic Text
5(V=picc).4.corA.0.3.dbn-22.214.171.124-timp.perc:BD-2(1)harps-2pft-vlc.db; NB:chorus should contain children's voices if possibleAbbreviations
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.World Premiere
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles / Ernest AnsermetRepertoire Note
By far the best-known of Stravinsky's religious works, the Symphony of Psalms is formidably devout but never confessional. A double fugue suggests the way of God – not majestically Baroque, but factual, inexorable, Byzantine. A timeless "Aleluia" clinches the final impression of metaphysical grandeur and repose.
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