Year
2012
Duration
4'
Category
Choir
Premiere
October 21, 2012
New York Virtuoso Singers
Harold Rosenbaum
Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
Commission
commissioned for Harold Rosenbaum and the 25th anniversary of Canticorum Virtuosi
Texts

The New England Primer (1727)

Extracted From
Heartfelt Reimagined for SATB choir, soprano and piano (2011)
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Arrangement
Attachment
Alphabet II texts (pdf, 487 KB)
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Boosey & Hawkes

Alphabet II, for a capella SATB chorus, is an alphabet poem found in a 1727 New England Primer. Each letter is introduced and connected to a biblical character or to a short, instructive scriptural quotation.

(Alphabet I – the third movement of Four Heartfelt Anthems was written in 2004 for unaccompanied treble choir and is a fast moving fugue.)

In contrast, Alphabet II which I wrote for Harold Rosenbaum is a much more spacious and grand chorale – full of fire that eventually burns its way down to a mellow glow.

– David Del Tredici

Recordings (1)

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    25 X 25: 25 Premieres for 25 Years

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    25 X 25: 25 Premieres for 25 Years

    2013, Soundbrush Records

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    Performers

    • Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor
    • New York Virtuoso Singers