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American Triptych: II. Veni Creator (Piano/Choral Score)

By David Conte

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SATB choir and piano 4-hands, or soprano saxophone, percussion (3 Players), harp, contrabass, and piano 4-hands - Late Intermediate
Composed by David Conte (1955-). 20th Century, Creation/Nature. Piano/choral score. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #7927. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.7927).

Item Number: EC.7927

ISBN 600313479274. English.

American Triptych presents aspects of spiritual experience as expressed by three North American poets: Americans E. E. Cummings and W. S. Merwin, and Canadian Bliss Carman. Commissioned by the Reading Choral Society, Reading, Pennsylvania, David DeVenney, conductor. The work received its premiere performance on November 13, 1999.

 
The second movement, a modern translation of the tenth century hymn Veni Creator, is more lyrical in character and gives each section of the chorus a solo verse accompanied by obligato solo lines in the instrumental ensemble. The chosen ensemble of instruments (harp, soprano saxophone, double bass, piano and percussion) gives the work a decidedly American character.
 
This work can also be performed with piano four-hands alone, or with piano four-hands and any combination of the ensemble instruments, with the two pianists omitting any doublings as indicated by the cues. Duration: 8:00.

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