8. MUSIC FOR WOODWIND, BRASS AND VOICES
Clifford Bevan Words by Hector Berlioz
LES MOTS DE BERLIOZ
SATB Choir; Buccin, Ophicleide, Serpent, Bassoon. Duration: c. 10’00”.
Commissioned by Berlioz Historical Brass.
A setting for four-part choir and nineteenth-century instruments of a section of a letter written by Berlioz in which he describes his reactions to the first performance of his Messe solennelle of 1827. The text is in French. Musical themes by Berlioz appear during the work.
PP0066 Full score & 4 instrumental parts £10.50; US $20.00.
PP0067 Vocal score £8.00; US $15.60.
Recorded by Gloriae Dei Cantores and instrumental ensemble conducted by James E. Jordan, jnr, on LE MONDE DU SERPENT (BHB 101 CD).