Ariel, Starer

Ariel, Starer

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Composed By: Robert Starer

Full title: Ariel: Visions of Isaiah

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Voicing: SATB divisi

Keyword: Jerusalem

Language: English

Difficulty: moderate

Country: America, Israel, Austria

Solos: soprano, baritone

Instruments: orchestra

Lyrics: Isaiah

Publisher: MCA/ European/American - Schott

Year Composed/Published: 1959

Timing: 29:00

Tempo: various

First Line: Woe to Ariel, the city where David dwelt.

description: A dramatic oratorio based on the prophecies of Isaiah regarding Jerusalem. The work begins with an ominous warning, progresses to condemnation, then comfort and finally rejoicing. Choral parts are somewhat challenging, but not overly difficult. It was commissioned by the Interracial Fellowship Chorus of New York in 1959. The last movement, “Break forth into Joy,” has been published separately and may be performed as a stand-alone piece.

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