Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

Canticum Canticorum Salomonis (1970 -1973)

for mixed 16-part choir, chamber orchestra and a couple of dancers ad lib.

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1970 - 1973
    • Duration : 17 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 6131
    • Dedication : Emil Breisach
Detailed formation
  • mixed choir à 16 voix
  • 2 flutes (also 2 alto flutes), 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 1 clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 2 trombones, 6 percussionists, 1 guitar, 1 harp, 1 celesta, 1 pump organ, 9 violins, 4 violas, 3 cellos, 1 double bass

Creation information

  • Date : 5 June 1973
    Location :

    Portugal, Lisbonne


    Performers :

    NCRV Vocaal Ensemble, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Orquestra da Fundaçao Gulbenkian, direction : Werner Andreas Albert.