John Adams (1947)

Harmonium (1980)

for choir and large orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1980
    • Duration : 32 mn
    • Editor : Chester Music
    • Commission: San Francisco Symphony
    • Dedication : Edo de Waart
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      John Donne, Negative Love, Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for death et Wild Nights

Detailed formation
  • mixed choir(25 soprano, 25 contralto, 25 tenor, 25 bass voice)
  • 4 flutes (also 3 piccolos), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (also 3 bass clarinets), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 4 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 celesta, 1 piano (also 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), strings

Creation information

  • Date : 15 April 1981
    Location :

    États-Unis, San Francisco, Louise M. Davies Hall


    Performers :

    l'orchestre symphonique et le chœur de San Francisco, direction : Edo de Waart.