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Alleluia by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). For SATB Choir. Choral, easter, general. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1786).
Perhaps the most often performed American choral work. The millions of copies sold since its composition in 1940 for the opening exercises of Tanglewood (the summer home of the Boston Symphony) attest to its endurance. Complete text: "Alleluia. Amen.".
Location: from Knoxville, TN
Location: from Montpelier, VT
April 7, 2008
Angels come to Earth
Thompson's "Alleluia" stirs my soul every time I perform or hear it performed. I'm not a "religious" person but this piece of music is as close to "heaven" as I hope to come. I began singing in choruses in 1945 at the age of 15 and am still singing. The...
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Location: from Bakersfield, CA
March 6, 2008
Unlike huge triumphal alleluias, I find that the quiet and mystical beginning and ending are very appropriate to the mystery of the resurrection, which is why I like to use this rather than the standard Handel Chorus on Easter Sunday. There are about 3 high A's for the tenor for...
29 of 61 people found this review helpful.