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In terra pax

In terra pax

Christmas Scene

Words from St. Luke II, 8-14


  • Instrumentation: soloists (SBar), mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra
  • Edition: study score
  • Language: English
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Description
Christmas Scene for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra (1954/6). The text conflates Robert Bridges’s poem Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913 and Luke 2: 8–14. Finzi suggested that the Nativity ‘becomes a vision seen by a wanderer on a dark and frosty Christmas Eve, in our own familiar landscape’. In terra pax is a masterpiece in miniature, Finzi’s pacifism at its heart, and his belief that men and women of goodwill should live harmoniously. Weaving through the music are three ideas: the pealing of the bells with their joyous message, a phrase from the carol The First Nowell, and the alleluia refrain from the hymn ‘Lasst uns erfreuen’. Duration: 14'. Vocal score on sale, performance materials on hire.
Details
Binding: Paperback/Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-0-85162-768-7
ISMN: 979-0-060-12336-8
Opus: op. 39
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
Year of composition: 1954-1956
page number: 60
Christmas Scene for soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra (1954/6). The text conflates Robert Bridges’s poem Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913 and Luke 2: 8–14. Finzi suggested that the Nativity ‘becomes a vision seen by a wanderer on a dark and frosty Christmas Eve, in our own familiar landscape’. In terra pax is a masterpiece in miniature, Finzi’s pacifism at its heart, and his belief that men and women of goodwill should live harmoniously. Weaving through the music are three ideas: the pealing of the bells with their joyous message, a phrase from the carol The First Nowell, and the alleluia refrain from the hymn ‘Lasst uns erfreuen’. Duration: 14'. Vocal score on sale, performance materials on hire.
Binding: Paperback/Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-0-85162-768-7
ISMN: 979-0-060-12336-8
Opus: op. 39
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
Year of composition: 1954-1956
page number: 60
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