A Crown of Stars (2006)

wedding oratorio for soprano, tenor, SATB and SSA chorus, and chamber orchestra, 43 minutes

 

Orchestra: 1111/0100/1 perc/hp/pno/1111

 

Commissioned and premiered by the Cantate Chamber Singers (Gisèle Becker) in 2006, this three-part wedding oratorio tells a story: courtship, wedding, and wedding-night/shivaree. In celebrating the universality of marriage, texts are drawn from a wide variety of cultures and time periods.

 

Audio:

Opening


O My Bliss

Performers: Cantate Chamber Singers, Gisèle Becker, Music Director

 

PDF: » excerpt

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