Ned Rorem, Composer and Author
An American Oratorio (1984)
Texts by nine 19th Century American authors for mixed chorus, tenor solo & orchestra

First performance: 4 January 1985, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. John Evans, tenor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Robert Page.

Text: Emma Lazarus, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mark Twain, Sidney Lanier, Stephen Crane, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville (English).
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Duration: 44 minutes
Instrumentation: 3(III=picc).3(III=corA).3.2- or 3):TD/BD/tgl/xyl/glsp/anvil/gong/SD- harp-pft(=cel)-strings
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
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