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PraiseMaker

PraiseMaker

for mixed chorus and orchestra

text by Susan Kouguell


  • Instrumentation: mixed chorus and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Alvin Singleton and author Susan Kougell composed PraiseMaker for the Cincinnati May Festival as a “universal, secular and celebratory” work that honors the past. The concept and title were inspired by the “praise singers” of Africa, who serve as the oral historians and the celebrants of traditions in their societies. Singleton writes: “It was a small leap for me to go to PraiseMaker, because it talks about the tradition, in an abstract way, of the Festival and, in a general way, speaks of everyone’s tradition.”
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Cincinnati May Festival in celebration of its 125th Anniversary
Performance duration: 22'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 22. Mai 1998 Cincinnati, OH, Music Hall (USA) · Dirigent: James Conlon · Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra · May Festival Chorus · Choreinstudierung: Robert Porco
Year of composition: 1998
instrumentation: 2.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.2.3.1-2perc(crot, tub bells, vib)-hp-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
Orchestra: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2012-01-15 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
2009-03-05 | Atlanta, GA (United States of America), Atlanta Symphony Hall
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1998-05-22 | Cincinnati, OH (United States of America), Music Hall | World Premiere
Alvin Singleton and author Susan Kougell composed PraiseMaker for the Cincinnati May Festival as a “universal, secular and celebratory” work that honors the past. The concept and title were inspired by the “praise singers” of Africa, who serve as the oral historians and the celebrants of traditions in their societies. Singleton writes: “It was a small leap for me to go to PraiseMaker, because it talks about the tradition, in an abstract way, of the Festival and, in a general way, speaks of everyone’s tradition.”
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Cincinnati May Festival in celebration of its 125th Anniversary
Performance duration: 22'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 22. Mai 1998 Cincinnati, OH, Music Hall (USA) · Dirigent: James Conlon · Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra · May Festival Chorus · Choreinstudierung: Robert Porco
Year of composition: 1998
instrumentation: 2.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.2.3.1-2perc(crot, tub bells, vib)-hp-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Fawzi Haimor
Orchestra: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2012-01-15 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
2009-03-05 | Atlanta, GA (United States of America), Atlanta Symphony Hall
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1998-05-22 | Cincinnati, OH (United States of America), Music Hall | World Premiere