Baritone voice solo, SATB choir (choir divisi), and organ ad lib. - Intermediate
Composed by Stanley M. Hoffman and Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Romantic, Communion, Justice/Peace/Social Concerns. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #8481. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.8481).
Item Number: EC.8481
ISBN 600313484810. English, German. Matthew 5:3-10.
From the E. C. Schirmer archives comes this newly edited and re-engraved excerpt from the composer's larger work "Christus." This selection, "The Beatitudes," opens the second of three sections of the oratorio, "After Epiphany," which describes the life and ministry of Christ. Structured as a sort of dialogue between the baritone soloist and choir, this setting can be sung in German or English, and either with organ or a cappella. The gravitas of this solidly Romantic music, and the fact that it has seldom been done, makes it worthy of inclusion in your repertoire! Duration: ca. 9:50.