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Balázs Árpád: Selected Choral Works

for Mixed Voices

Setting: Mixed Voices
Genre: Choral Work (Contemporary Hungarian)
Period: Contemporary Music
Language: Hungarian
Length: 100 pages
Published: August 2022
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: 15200
ISMN: 9790080152003
To celebrate the 85th birthday of Árpád Balázs, a selection of his rich output of choral music has been published. Árpád Balázs is an outstanding artist of his generation who is known and sung not only in Hungary. His compositional technique is unmistakably individual, characterised by a festoon of easily singable "outer-inner" voices that embrace one another, and a linear thinking deriving from Palestrina through Kodály. Even as a young composer, he was active in the choral scene both in Hungary and internationally. He sensed the basic principles of singability and applied them consciously, and he spoke in a musical language comprehensible to singing communities. Imbued with the spirit of Kodály, raised on Ferenc Farkas's excellent school, with experience gained at masterclasses by Khachaturian and Petrassi, with his oeuvre he has significantly contributed to the flourishing of the Hungarian culture of vocal music, and to its success in Hungary and abroad.

Contents

1.
Arany János: Four Autumn Sketces (Varations on a Season) - Beautiful Autumn
2.
Váci Mihály: Four Autumn Sketces (Varations on a Season) - Song on the Water
3.
Vasvári István: Four Autumn Sketces (Varations on a Season) - Moment
4.
Simon István: Four Autumn Sketces (Varations on a Season) - Magic
5.
Spring Wind Swells the Water
Hungarian folk song
6.
Heine, Heinrich, Vidor Miklós: Three Mixed Choruses for Mixed Voices on European Classics - O Sea!
7.
Burns, Robert, Szabó Lőrinc: Three Mixed Choruses for Mixed Voices on European Classics - John Anderson My Jo
8.
Puskin, Alekszandr, Lothár László: Three Mixed Choruses for Mixed Voices on European Classics - Toast
9.
Csokonai Vitéz Mihály: Hungarians! The Day Is Breaking!
10.
Weöres Sándor: Music of the Stars - Four Choral Songs
11.
Lődi Ferenc: Two Choruses for Mixed Voices - Butterfly Dance
12.
Lődi Ferenc: Two Choruses for Mixed Voices - You Could Have Been
13.
MEMENTO - Choral Suite, I. Praeludium - Shouting Without Words
14.
MEMENTO - Choral Suite, II. Recitativo - On European Highways (in the memory of the deported)
15.
MEMENTO - Choral Suite, III. Arietta - Roses of Lidice
16.
MEMENTO - Choral Suite, IV. Choral - In the Woods of Sachsenhausen (a song from the death camp of Sachsenhausen)
17.
MEMENTO - Choral Suite, V. Postludium - Shouting with Words
18.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, Szabó Lőrinc: Two Pastells - I. A Lament
19.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, Radnóti Miklós: Two Pastells - II. Song
20.
Juhász Gyula: Three Choruses - I. Song
21.
Juhász Gyula: Three Choruses - II. A Spring Scene
22.
Juhász Gyula: Three Choruses - III. Carillon
23.
Motets - Te Deum laudamus
24.
Motets - O Maria
25.
Motets - Mater amata
26.
Tóth Árpád: Oh, Nicolete (from a medieval French chantefable)

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