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Samuel Barber Complete Thematic Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 6. Antony and Cleopatra, and the 1960s.

Barber's score incipits for all the works composed in his fifties. Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works by Barbara B. Heyman, published by Oxford University Press; in the volume, all excerpts from the published and unpublished works of Samuel Barber are reprinted by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc., and the Samuel Barber Trust. Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 6: Works 1960-1969 (H-130 to H-139). This section includes the pieces Samuel Barber wrote over a decade, among which the Piano Concerto, Op. 38, and the opera Antony and Cleopatra, to a libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Franco Zeffirelli.

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View and listen to the score incipits and relevant Sibelius SCORCH audio files of Samuel Barber’s Thematic Catalogue. The Table of Contents and the Index Numbers refer to Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works by Barbara B. Heyman (Oxford University Press, 2012)This online publication is an innovative ICAMus project carried out by special arrangement with Dr. Heyman and with the Publisher. Barbara Heyman is the author of Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music (Oxford University Press, 1992). 

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SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)

REGISTER OF INCIPITS

 

PART 6 (1960-1969)   H-130 to H-139

 

H-130   Toccata Festiva, Op. 36. For organ and orchestra; 1960.

             Opening

             Second Theme

 

H-131   Die Natali, Op. 37. For orchestra; 1960.

 

H-131arr   Chorale Prelude on "Silent Night" from Die Natali, Op. 37. For organ; transcribed in 1961.

 

H-132   Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 38. 1960-1962.

            I  Allegro appassionato

            II Canzone, moderato

 

            III  Allegro molto (2+3)

 

H-133   Andromache’s Farewell, Op. 39. Text from Euripides (ca. 484-406 BCE), The Trojan Women, trans. by J.P. Creagh. For soprano and orchestra; 1961-1963.  

              Opening

              Vocal entrance

 

H-134   Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40. Opera. 1966 version, adapted from Shakespeare by Franco Zeffirelli (1923-); 1975 revision, adapted by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) and Samuel Barber. 1964-1966; revised 1973-1975. 

            Act I, Prologue. Allegro molto

            Act I, Scene iii. Aria, "Give me some music"

            Act II, Allegro molto (not quite as fast as at beginning of Act I)

            Act II, Scene iv. Aria, "Take, O take those lips away"

            Act III, Irrequieto e mesto

            Act III, Scene ii. Aria, "Give me my robe"

 

H-134a   Two Scenes from Antony and Cleopatra. Text adapted from Shakespeare by Franco Zeffirelli (1923-). For soprano and orchestra. Concert Arias from the Opera. Expanded into an independent concert scene by providing an introduction and an interlude that binds them together; 1968.

            1. "Give me some music" (from Act I, Scene iv.)

            2. Death of Cleopatra: "Give me my robe..."  (from the end of Act III)

 

H-134b   Two Choruses from Antony and Cleopatra. Text adapted from Shakespeare by Franco Zeffirelli (1923-). For chorus and orchestra; arranged ca. 1968.

            a. On the Death of Antony (from Act III, Scene i.). For three-part chorus of women's voices (SSA) and piano.

            b. On the Death of Cleopatra (from Act III, Scene ii.), Introduction

            c. On the Death of Cleopatra (from Act III, Scene ii.), at #1. For chorus of mixed voices and piano.

 

H-135   Chorale for Ascension Day. For Brass Choir; 1964.

 

H-135arr   Easter Chorale. Arrangement for chorus and brass choir. Text by Pack Browning. For four-part chorus of mixed voices SATB, brass, timp, org ad lib; 1964-1965.

 

H-136   Mutations from Bach. Meditations on a Theme of Bach. For brass choir and timpani. 1967.

 

 

H-137   After the Concert. For piano; ca. late 1960s.

 

H-138   Despite and Still, Op. 41. Song cycle. For voice and piano (originally for high voice and piano); 1968.

            a. A Last Song, Op. 41, No. 1. Text by Robert Graves (1895-1985).

            b. My Lizard (Wish for a Young Love), Op. 41, No. 2. Text by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963).

            c. In the Wilderness, Op. 41, No. 3. Text by Robert Graves (1895-1985).

 

            d. Solitary Hotel, Op. 41, No. 4. Text by James Joyce (1882-1941).

 

            e. Despite and Still, Op. 41, No. 5. Text by Robert Graves (1895-1985).

 

H-139   Two Choruses, Op. 42. For four-part chorus of mixed voices SATB, a cappella; 1968.

            a. Twelfth Night , Op. 42, No. 1. Text by Laurie Lee (1914-1997).

            b. To Be Sung On The Water, Op. 42, No. 2. Text by Louise Bogan (1897-1970).

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SAMUEL BARBER - THEMATIC CATALOGUE INDEX:

 

PART 1

Samuel Barber Complete Thematic Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 1. Childhood.

Earliest Works, 1917-1923 (H-1 to H-19). This section includes the first compositions Samuel Barber wrote as a child.

 

PART 2

Samuel Barber Complete Thematic Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 2. Adolescence.

Works 1924-1929 (H-20 to H-58). This section includes the compositions Samuel Barber wrote as a teenager.

 

PART 3

Samuel Barber Complete Thematic Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 3. Young Composer in His Twenties.

Earliest Works, 1930-1939 (H-59 to H-94). This section includes the pieces Samuel Barber wrote in his youth.

 

PART 4

Samuel Barber Complete Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 4. Maturity, The War and Post-War Years.

Works 1940-1949 (H-95 to H-117). This section includes the pieces Samuel Barber wrote in his thirties, among which the Capricorn Concerto Op. 21, the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra Op. 22, and the Piano Sonata Op. 26.

 

PART 5

Samuel Barber Complete Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 5. The 1950s: Songs, Memories, and Opera.

Works 1950-1959 (H-118 to H-129). This section includes the pieces Samuel Barber wrote in his more mature years, among which Hermit Songs Op. 29, and the opera Vanessa, to a libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti.

 

PART 6

Samuel Barber Complete Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 6. Antony and Cleopatra, and the 1960s.

Works 1960-1969 (H-130 to H-139). This section includes the pieces Samuel Barber wrote over a decade, among which the Piano Concerto Op. 38, and the opera Antony and Cleopatra, to a libretto adapted from Shakespeare by Franco Zeffirelli.

 

PART 7

Samuel Barber Complete Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 7. 1970-1981: The Last Years.

Works 1970-1981 (H-140 to H-146). This section includes the last pieces that Barber completed, among which the Ballade for piano and the Third Essay for Orchestra.

 

PART 8

Samuel Barber Complete Catalogue - Sibelius SCORCH files for Chapter 8. Unidentified Fragments.

Unidentified Manuscripts (H-U1 to H-U8). This section includes holograph sketches and fragments from different time periods of the composer's career.

 

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