Entries in Ornest [Zdenek] (4)
Song cycle drawn from the Vedem oratorio. Poems are by Petr Ginz, Hanus Hachenburg, Zdenek Ornest, and Josef Taussig. It is about 15 1/2 minutes in length and contains six songs:
To purchase pdfs of the original version of Vedem Songs from Musicaneo, arranged for mezzo-soprano, tenor, clarinet and piano, please click here.
To purchase pdfs of the mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano version of Vedem Songs from Musicaneo, please click here.
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ERRATA VEDEM ORATORIO and VEDEM SONGS
For the song THOUGHTS
Change original tempo to quarter=92; also change marking to 92 at m. 32
m. 82 add forte to Mezzo and Clarinet and Piano in full score
m. 88 remove metronome marking
2010 | boychoir, mezzo-soprano and tenor soloists, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
This oratorio was commissioned by Music of Remembrance and was premiered by MOR at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA on May 10, 2010. It is scored for boychoir, mezzo-soprano and tenor soloists, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The songs from the oratorio can be sung independently as a separate song cycle, and these are scored for the soloists with clarinet and piano accompaniment.
The libretto intertwines the original poetry secretly published by the boys of Terezin with David Mason’s brilliant depiction of their lives. The poems are by Petr Ginz, Hanus Hachenburg, Zdenek Ornest, and Josef Taussig.
The oratorio is about one hour long and contains the following songs:
The Transports; Memories of Prague; Home Number One; Vedem; Five; Just A Little Warmth; In Terezin The Mind Was Free; Thoughts: Like Leaves About To Fall; Love In The Floodgates; We Were Alive, Approximately; A Model Ghetto; They Are Gone; Farewell To Summer; We Were No Different Than You.
Naxos released a CD of Vedem in May 2011. The CD also contains the premiere recording of Fathers.
Here is a link to the Naxos e-card with audio and visual excerpts: