Moses, a Choral Oratorio

by William Copper

Oratorio for Chorus, Small Orchestra, Tenor and Bass Soloists

Fugue Chorus and Orchestra Tenor Solo (Historian), Women's Chorus, and Orchestra
Thou Shalt Not Go Over Jordan He Has Not Beheld Misfortune in Jacob
Aria Bass (Moses) and Orchestra Chorus and Orchestra
Why Hast Thou Dealt Ill With Thy Servant? And the Lord Delivered Him Before Us and We Smote Him

Full oratorio on the story of Moses' long Bibical life, looking back from the end, to the exodus and ending with his being drawn from the water by Pharoah's daughter. Text in English from the Torah. Orchestration and revision according to intonalism theories underway.

Seven parts, 36 movements, total duration approximately 80 minutes. Divides into two parts for an intermission. Orchestra 2111-0320-Timp-Strings. Fully tuned and orchestrated recordings allow for possible hybrid electro-acoustic production and for excellent single voice practice tracks.

Mr. Copper is a prize-winning composer of orchestral, choral, vocal, and chamber music. His teachers include George Crumb, Krysztof Penderecki, and Joseph Schwantner. He was the founder and for many years President of the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Music Society.

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