Take Him, Earth

In Memoriam John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

Steven Stucky

Text by
Aurelius Prudentius Clemens
William Shakespeare
Performing Ensemble: SATB
Item Number: 342-40202
Number of Pages: 24
Text: Texts from Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, Aeschylus, and William Shakespeare
Duration: 13:00
Print Status: In Print


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Take Him Earth
The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a spectacular performance of Steven Stucky's TAKE HIM, EARTH.

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When Tim Sharp, Executive Director of the ACDA, offered Stucky the Brock Memorial Commission, it was decided that the text would commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, since the annual convention would take place in Dallas of that year. To that end, Stucky chose four different but pertinent texts to honor the occasion, although never referencing JFK by name. Take Him, Earth was premiered at the ACDA convention in March, 2013. Originally scored for chorus and chamber ensemble of nine instruments (available on a rental basis), Take Him, Earth is presented here in piano reduction. For advanced choirs. Dur.: 13'

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Commission Commssioned by the 2013 Raymond W. Brock Commission/Commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association