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Halleluja - Oratorium balbulum (2015)


Halleluja - Oratorium balbulum
Four fragments
for mezzo soprano and tenor solo, narrator, choir and orchestra
Text by Peter Esterhazy
German translation by György Buda

Duration: ca. 48 minutes

Co-commissioned by Salzburg Festival, Wiener Konzerthaus in collaboration with Wien Modern, supported by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, Müpa Budapest - Palace of Arts Nonprofit Ltd, WDR and ACHT BRÜCKEN / Musik für Köln, Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich, Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Angel: mezzo soprano
Prophet: tenor
Narrator with amplification
Choir (min. 48 singers)


Orchestra:

4 flutes (3rd also picc., 4th also picc. and flute alto)
2 oboes
1 english horn
2 clarinets in A
1 bass clarinet
2 bassoons
1 contrabassoon
4 horns in F
3 trumpets in Bb
2 trombones
1 bass trombone
1 tuba
2 harps
1 piano (also celesta)
1 accordeon
timpani
4 percussion

Strings: 14-12-10-8-6

Publisher: Schott Music Mainz
 
First performance: 30 July 2016, Salzburg
Iris Vermillion, mezzo soprano
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Peter Simonischek, narrator
Wiener Philharmoniker
Conduictor: Daniel Harding
Hungarian Radio Choir
Choir director: Zoltan Pad