Svatebni kosile, Op. 69
Dramatic cantata to the words by Karel Jaromír Erben
by Antonin Dvorak
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Solo soprano voice/solo tenor voice/solo bass voice/mixed choir/orchestra (Soprano Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Solo, SATB Choir, Orchestra)

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Dramatic cantata to the words by Karel Jaromír Erben. Composed by Antonin Dvorak. Edited by Antonín Cubr and František Bartoš. Arranged by Karel Šolc. Paperback. Replaces H 2206. Vocal Score. Opus 69. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA09544-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA09544-90).

ISBN 9790260105720. 27 x 19 cm inches. Text Language: Czech, German, English. Preface: Philippi, Daniela. Text: Erben, Karel Jaromír.

The preference of English audiences for large-scale vocal works led to Dvorak being commissioned in November 1883 to write a cantata for solo voices, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Musical Festival.

As the basis for his composition, Dvorak chose the ballad text"Svatebni kosile"(literally"The Bridal Gowns") from the collection"Kytice z povesti narodnich"("A Garland of Folk Tales") by the Czech poet Karel Jaromir Erben (1811-1870).

Dvorak stipulated that the premiere take place in Bohemia. The work was then taken up in England with great enthusiasm.

- Separate edition from the"New Complete Dvorak Edition", vol. II/2
- New foreword by Daniela Philippi (Cz/Eng/Ger)
- Underlayed singing text in three languages (Cz/Eng/Ger)