Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)

Weltethos (2009 -2011)

for narrator, large choir, children's choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2009 - 2011
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music, Londres
    • Commission: the Global Ethic Foundation
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Hans Küng : texte en allemand

Detailed formation
  • soloist : narrator
  • mixed choir, children's choir
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 bass flute), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 6 percussionists, 2 harp, celesta, cymbalom, organ, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 13 October 2011
    Location :

    Allemagne, Berlin, Philharmonie


    Performers :

    le chœur de la Radio de Berlin, le Berliner Philharmoniker, direction : Sir Simon Rattle, Simon Halsey.