Break Forth into Joy, Starer

Break Forth into Joy, Starer


Composed By: Robert Starer

finale chorus from the oratorio, Ariel: Visions of Isaiah

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Voicing: SATB divisi

Keyword: Jerusalem

Language: English

Difficulty: moderate

Country: America, Israel, Austria

Solos: none

Instruments: piano or orchestra

Lyrics: Isaiah

Publisher: MCA/ European/American - Schott

Year Composed/Published: 1959

Timing: 5:00

Tempo: fast

First Line: Break forth into joy, sing together.

description: The is the final movement of Starer’s dramatic oratorio based on the prophecies of Isaiah regarding Jerusalem. It was commissioned by the Interracial Fellowship Chorus of New York in 1959. “Break forth into Joy” is a celebration in quick tempo with syncopated rhythms. The fugue in the middle section is followed by a recapitulation of the opening and an accelerating coda.

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