Joshua, Mussorgsky

Joshua, Mussorgsky

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Composed By: Modest Musorgsky

Also known as Yesus Navin

Publisher: G. Schirmer

IMSLP

A version edited by Josh Jacobson for chorus, piano, percussion, soloists

PDF sample here

Voicing: SATB, divisi

Language: Russian

Difficulty: moderate

Country: Russia

Solos: bass and mezzo soprano

Instruments: orchestra or piano

Lyrics: Bible (reworked by the composer)

Year Composed/Published: 1874-1877

Timing: 5:00

Tempo: various

First Line: v'e-l'e-nyem ye-go-vI sa-kru-sIt' iz - ra - el' dol-zhen

description: This little oratorio, based on the exploits of the Hebrew warrior, packs a powerful dramatic punch. We’re listing it as “Jewish choral music” because the opening theme is actually based on a Hassidic niggun (devotional melody) that the Russian master heard in his neighborhood.

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