Dona nobis pacem (for soprano, baritone, choir, organ and large orchestra) (1998)
Besetzung: Soprano, baritone, choir, organ, orchestra: picc, 3 fl., 3 ob., E hr., 3 clar., b.cl., 3 bs., b.bs., 8 hr., 4 trp., 2 tro, 2 b. tro, 3 tuba, kettledrums, 4 percussionists, piano, harp, string orchestra (16-14-12-10-8)
Notenausgabe: Schott Musik International, 1999
Vorwort: DONA NOBIS PACEM is a 16-minute composition, identical to the finale of Enjott Schneider's 1st symphony 'LIED AN DAS LEBEN'. One of a kind in the history of music: Jewish and Christian melodies are contrapuntally linked with each other as a gesture of peace. After a symphonic interlude, the Jewish 'Kol Nidrei' is recited by the baritone and then by the choir. Above the Gregorian 'Da pacem' - gradually becoming more ecstatic - the solo soprano sings the 'Kol Nidrei' at a dizzying height culminating in a hymnal, motoric 'Sanctus'.
Widmung: .... dedicated to Ingeborg Schneider
Anmerkungen: The work was performed as finale of 'Bell Symphony: Song to life' on the 21.8.1999 at the Cathedral festival in Erfurt, conducted by general music director Wolfgang Rögner.
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