Terra Nostra

An Oratorio

Stacy Garrop

Rental
Text: Texts from The King James Bible, creation myths from India, North America, and Egypt; Edna St. Vincent Millay, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Esther Iverem, William Wordsworth, Wendell Berry, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Charles Mackay, William
Duration: 1:14:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by San Francisco Choral Society and the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
Composition Date 2014
Orchestration Sop., Mezzo-sop., Ten., Bar. Soli; SATB Choir, Children's Choir; 1(dbl. Piccolo) 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 0; Perc. Pno. Str.
Premiere Premiered by San Francisco Choral Society and the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir; First Universalist Unitarian Church, San Francisco, CA

Details

PART I: Creation of the World
1. In the Beginning (King James Bible; creation myths from India, North America, and Egypt)
2. God's World (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
3. On thine own child (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
4. Smile O voluptuous cool-breathed earth! (Walt Whitman)
5. A Blade of Grass (Walt Whitman)
PART II: The Rise of Humanity
6. Locksley Hall (Lord Alfred Tennyson)
7. Railways 1846 (Charles Mackay)
8. A Song of Speed (William Ernest Henley)
9. High Flight (John Gillespie Magee, Jr.)
10. Binsey Poplars (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
11. A Dirge (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
PART III: Searching for Balance
12. Darkness (Lord Byron)
13. Earth Screaming (Esther Iverem)
14. The World Is Too Much With Us (William Wordsworth)
15. The Want of Peace (Wendell Berry)
16. A Child said, What is the grass? (Walt Whitman)
17. There was a child went forth every day (Walt Whitman)
18. A Blade of Grass/I bequeath myself (Walt Whitman)

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