|Duration (approx)|| ||45 minutes|
Mezzo-soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, large orchestra:
3(II+III=picc).2.ca(=ob).3(III=bcl).3(III=cbsn) 4331 - timp - perc(2):
BD/4 tom-t/cyms/3 susp.cym/ch.cym/gong/tam-t/tamb/tgl/brake
drum/thunder sheet/glsp/xyl/3 crot/2 bell - pno(=cel) - (org) - harp - strings (min 10.8.6.6.4)
|Text Author(s)|| ||Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Babette Deutsch), Latin liturgical sources|
|Text Language|| ||English, Latin|
Vespers Op. 66a - reduced scoring: 3 tpt in C, timp, perc(2: as original), harp, organ, strings.
|Related Works|| ||All will grow great and powerful again, Op.66b|
|Recording(s)|| ||Symphony No.7 & Vespers|
|Publisher|| ||Faber Music|
Huddersfield Choral Society and Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council, together with support and funding from the Foundation for sport and the arts to commemorate the centenary of the birth in 1895 of Sir Malcolm Sargent.
|First performance|| ||24 March 1995|
|Venue|| ||Huddersfield Town Hall|
|Orchestra / Ensemble|| ||Huddersfield Choral Society / English Northern Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Conductor|| ||Martyn Hill|
|Soloists / Players|| ||Jane Glover (soprano), Jean Rigby (tenor)|
|Review|| ||Thomas Taylor, The Yorkshire Post, 27 March 1995|
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The usually conservative Huddersfield folk let their emotions run amok and there were great shouts of acclaim at the end… these Vespers have a profound effect.
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