Creation, Op. 111

for SATB Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra

Vincent Persichetti

Duration: 01:00:00
Publisher: Elkan-Vogel, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

The Creation, Op. 111 was commissioned by The Juilliard School for their opening year at Lincoln Center. Is is scored for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra with text by the composer from mythological, scientific, poetic and biblical sources: Altai, American, Amos, Apache, Aztec, Bhagavad Gita, Brihadaranyaka, Canaanite, Dead Sea Scrolls, Ecclesiastes, English, Exodus, Fagatauan, Genesis, Greek, Haiku, Hebrews, Hittite, Inca, Iranian, Irish, Isaiah, Job, John, Kalawao, Kojiki, Madagascan, Maori, Nihongi, Olympian, Omaha, Papago, Pelasgian, Pima, Psalms, Quechua, Revelation, Romans, Samuel, Sanskrit, Seven Tablets, Siberian, Sioux, Sumerian, Tahitian, Toltec, Torah, Uitoto, Vahitahian, Vedic, Wapokomo, Xinca, Yapese, Zen, Zuni.

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by The Juilliard School for its opening year at Lincoln Center.
Composition Date 1970
Orchestration 3 3 3 2 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Str.
Premiere April 17th, 1970. Juilliard Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Vincent Persichetti; Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York.


I Darkness and Light (Baritone, Soprano and Chorus)
II Let There Be a Firmament (Alto, Tenor and Chorus)
III I Will Multiply Your Seed (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone and Chorus)
IV Lights For Seasons (Baritione, Alto, Soprano and Chorus) V Of Sea and Air (Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Chorus)
VI After His Kind (Tenor, Alto, Baritone, Soprano and Chorus)
VII Behold His Glory (Baritone, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Chorus)