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Commemoration 60

Commemoration 60

for children's chorus, chorus (SATB), military band, military trumpets and trombones and orchestra

text from Isaiah and Goliard Poets (13th century)


  • Instrumentation: children's chorus (unbroken voices), chorus (SATB), symphony orchestra, military band and military brass
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English - Latin

 
Description
Commissioned personally by Her Majesty the Queen to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Commemoration 60 is scored for large forces, and uses them in dramatic ways. Invented hymns, fanfares and marches form a huge collage reminiscent of Charles Ives. The work concludes with the prayer for peace from the Latin Mass, rising to a massive climax for the full forces, then falling away to an ending suggesting hope.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Her Majesty The Queen jointly with The Royal British Legion and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to commemorate the sixieth anniversary of the ending of World War Two
Content text: I Diplomatic Breakdown · Armed Conflict
II Song of Reconciliation · Prayer for Peace
Opus: op. 260
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 6. Juni 2005 London, Westminster, Central Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Peter Maxwell Davies · Royal Philharmonic Orchestra · London Symphony Chorus; Treble Choirs: St. Paul's Cathdral; Westminster Abbey; Westminster Cathedral; Chapel Royal St. James';St. George's Chapel Windsor; Chapel Royal Hampton Court Chapel · Royal British Legion; Kneller Hall (konzertante Aufführung)
Year of composition: 2005
instrumentation: 2.2.Acl.0.bcl.1.cbsn-2.2.2.0-timp.2perc(glsp, sus cym, tamb, 2s.d, 2b.d)-str(12.10.8.6.4) military band: pic.2fl.ob.Ebcl.2cl.2asax.tsax.barsax.bsn-4hn.3tpt.2tbn.btbn.euph.tba-timp.2perc(clash cym, s.d, b.d) military brass: 4tpt.4valve tbn
Performances
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2005-06-06 | London (United Kingdom), Westminster, Central Hall | World Premiere
Sound Clips
Maxwell Davies · Commemoration Sixty for chorus, military band and orchestra (I Diplomatic Breakdown) · sound clip
Commissioned personally by Her Majesty the Queen to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Commemoration 60 is scored for large forces, and uses them in dramatic ways. Invented hymns, fanfares and marches form a huge collage reminiscent of Charles Ives. The work concludes with the prayer for peace from the Latin Mass, rising to a massive climax for the full forces, then falling away to an ending suggesting hope.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Her Majesty The Queen jointly with The Royal British Legion and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to commemorate the sixieth anniversary of the ending of World War Two
Content text: I Diplomatic Breakdown · Armed Conflict
II Song of Reconciliation · Prayer for Peace
Opus: op. 260
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 6. Juni 2005 London, Westminster, Central Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Peter Maxwell Davies · Royal Philharmonic Orchestra · London Symphony Chorus; Treble Choirs: St. Paul's Cathdral; Westminster Abbey; Westminster Cathedral; Chapel Royal St. James';St. George's Chapel Windsor; Chapel Royal Hampton Court Chapel · Royal British Legion; Kneller Hall (konzertante Aufführung)
Year of composition: 2005
instrumentation: 2.2.Acl.0.bcl.1.cbsn-2.2.2.0-timp.2perc(glsp, sus cym, tamb, 2s.d, 2b.d)-str(12.10.8.6.4) military band: pic.2fl.ob.Ebcl.2cl.2asax.tsax.barsax.bsn-4hn.3tpt.2tbn.btbn.euph.tba-timp.2perc(clash cym, s.d, b.d) military brass: 4tpt.4valve tbn
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2005-06-06 | London (United Kingdom), Westminster, Central Hall | World Premiere
Maxwell Davies · Commemoration Sixty for chorus, military band and orchestra (I Diplomatic Breakdown) · sound clip