Hodie (This Day)

by Ralph Vaughan Williams | 09 September 1954
SHEET MUSIC
Category: Classical Music
A cantata for soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, SATB choir, and orchestra In this Christmas cantata Vaughan Williams uses and a wide range of musical styles to create a compelling, vivid, and highly original retelling of the Christmas story. Composed in 1953â4, Hodie (This Day) was Vaughan Williamsâs final large-scale choral-orchestral work, and was premiered under his own baton in Worcester Cathedral as part of the 1954 Three Choirs Festival. It comprises sixteen movements, including 'narrations' of words from the Bible, chorals, and a variety of other forms for both soloists and choir. The words are taken from diverse sources, with sacred texts from the Vespers of Christmas Day and the Bible interspersed with secular texts by poets including John Milton, Thomas Hardy, and the composer's own wife Ursula Vaughan Williams.
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A cantata for soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, SATB choir, and orchestra In this Christmas cantata Vaughan Williams uses and a wide range of musical styles to create a compelling, vivid, and highly original retelling of the Christmas story. Composed in 1953â4, Hodie (This Day) was Vaughan Williamsâs final large-scale choral-orchestral work, and was premiered under his own baton in Worcester Cathedral as part of the 1954 Three Choirs Festival. It comprises sixteen movements, including 'narrations' of words from the Bible, chorals, and a variety of other forms for both soloists and choir. The words are taken from diverse sources, with sacred texts from the Vespers of Christmas Day and the Bible interspersed with secular texts by poets including John Milton, Thomas Hardy, and the composer's own wife Ursula Vaughan Williams.
Currently out of stock
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€20.30
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
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A cantata for soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists, SATB choir, and orchestra In this Christmas cantata Vaughan Williams uses and a wide range of musical styles to create a compelling, vivid, and highly original retelling of the Christmas story. Composed in 1953â4, Hodie (This Day) was Vaughan Williamsâs final large-scale choral-orchestral work, and was premiered under his own baton in Worcester Cathedral as part of the 1954 Three Choirs Festival. It comprises sixteen movements, including 'narrations' of words from the Bible, chorals, and a variety of other forms for both soloists and choir. The words are taken from diverse sources, with sacred texts from the Vespers of Christmas Day and the Bible interspersed with secular texts by poets including John Milton, Thomas Hardy, and the composer's own wife Ursula Vaughan Williams.

Product Details

Hodie (This Day)

ISBN9780193395510

FormatSHEET MUSIC

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (09 September. 1954)

No. of Pages112

Weight246

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 255 x 178 x 7