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Vessels of Courage and Hope

Shulamit Ran

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

[Historical note: The "S.S. President Warfield" was a battle-scarred, Baltimore-based luxury-steamer-turned-naval-vessel during World War II when it was secretly bought by the Jewish underground movement Haganah, with funding by the American Jewish community. Under a mostly American volunteer crew it sailed in 1947 to the Mediterranean, loading at the French port of S

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Albert Shapiro Fund for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the State of Israel and the voyage of the S.S. President Warfield/"Exodus 1947."
Composition Date 1998
Duration 12:30
Orchestration 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(E-flat Cl. B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 5Perc. Pno. Str.
Premiere May 21, 22, 24, 1998. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Sanderling, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD.

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