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Invocation and Dance (Choral Score)

Invocation and Dance (Choral Score)

Product Number: 4378

Composer: Conte, David



Based on a text drawn from Walt Whitman's "When Lilacs Last at the Dooryard Bloom'd." A hymn to nature and the place of death within the cycle of life on earth. Approximately 13:00. Invocation and Dance is included on the album "Facing West: Choral Music of Conrad Susa and David Conte." 

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Product Number 4378
Available Editions Invocation and Dance
SATB Version, 4378
TTBB Version, 4179
Orchestral Version I parts available for rental.
Available Separately
Dance (Chorus Part), 4179B
CD Recording
Facing West: Choral Music of Conrad Susa and David Conte, CD-46-DC
Composer Conte, David
Text Author Whitman, Walt
Voicing & Instruments SATB, Full Orchestra or Piano
Instrumentation Orchestra Version I: Harp Piano four-hands, Timpani/Vibraphone/Glockenspiel/Xylophone (two Players), Strings (min 3-2-2-2-1)
Piano/Percussion Version II: Piano four-hands, Vibraphone/Glockenspiel/Xylophone (two Players)
Difficulty Moderately Difficult
Historical Period 21st Century
Recording Credits Towson University Chorale, Paul Rardin, conductor
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company
Reviews "Invocation and Dance sets words from Whitman's When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd and it was written for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in 1986. Conte created this version for mixed chorus a few years later. It begins with Whitman's line, 'Come lovely and soothing death,' and the piano's golden high notes are brightened further with glockenspiel and vibraphone while bass octaves pulse in a funeral march. The 'Dance' [is] a Berstein-esque setting in compound meter." - Stephen Estep, The American Record Guide, November/December 2016. Used by permission.

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