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

Barber's score incipits for all the works composed in his thirties. 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Works by Barbara B. Heyman, published by Oxford University Press; in the volume, all excerpts from the published and unpublished works of Samuel Barber are reprinted by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc., and the Samuel Barber Trust.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 4: Works 1940-1949 (H-95 to H-117). This section includes the pieces Samuel Barber wrote in the war and post-war years, among which the Capricorn Concerto Op. 21, the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra Op. 22, and the Piano Sonata Op. 26.

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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 4 (1940-1949)   H-95 to H-117

 

H-95   A Stopwatch and An Ordnance Map, Op. 15. Text by Stephen Spender (1909-1995). For full chorus of men's voices (tenors 1 & 2, basses 1 & 2) and 3 kettledrums,with optional instrumental accompaniment; 1939-1940.

 

H-96   Ave Maria. Transcription from setting by Josquin de Près. For mixed chorus SATB; transcribed in 1940.

 

H-97   Song for a New House. Text by William Shakespeare (1564-1616), A Midsummer Night's Dream. For medium voice, flute and piano, with Ad Libitum cadenza; 1940.

            Allegro molto— Andante con moto

            Allegro giocoso; Andante sostenuto — Coda: Allegro

 

H-98   Commemorative March. For violin, cello and piano; 1940.

 

H-99   Reincarnations, Op. 16. Text by James Stephens (1882-1950). For four-part unaccompanied chorus SATB; 1936-1940.

            a. Mary Hynes, Op. 16, No. 1

            b. Anthony O Daly, Op. 16, No 2

            c. The Coolin, Op. 16, No. 3

 

H-100  Between Dark and Dark. Text by Katherine Garrison Chapin (1890-1977). Song for voice and piano; 1942. Location unknown.

 

 

H-101   Second Essay, Op. 17. For orchestra; 1942.

            Opening

            Fugue

 

            Più tranquillo

 

H-102   Who Carries Corn and Crown. Text by Robert Horan (1922-1981). Song for voice and piano; ca. 1942.

 

H-103   Two Songs, Op. 18. For medium voice and piano; 1942-1943.

            a.  The Queen’s Face on the Summery Coin, Op. 18, No. 1. Text by Robert Horan (1922-1981).

            b.  Monks and Raisins, Op. 18, No. 2. Text by José García Villa (1914-1997).

 

H-103b-arr   Monks and Raisins, Op. 18, No. 2. Text by José García Villa (1914-1997). Transcription for voice and orchestra. Transcribed ca. 1943-1944.

 

H-104   Funeral March (based on the Army Air Corps Song). For band; 1943.

 

H-104arr   Funeral March (based on the Army Air Corps Song). Arranged for concert orchestra; date unknown.

 

H-105   Commando March. For band or orchestra; 1943.

 

H-106   Ad Bibinem cum me rogaret ad cenam. Text adapted from Venantius Fortunatus (ca. 530-ca. 600/609) trans. by Helen Waddell. For unaccompanied mixed chorus SATB.

 

H-107   Second Symphony (“Flight Symphony”), Op. 19. For orchestra; 1943-1944.

            I. Allegro ma non troppo

            II. Andante, un poco mosso

            III. Presto, senza battuta — poco sostenuto — a tempo

 

H-107arr   Night Flight, Op. 19a. Orchestral tone poem based on the Second Movement (Andante, un poco mosso) of the Second Symphony (“Flight Symphony”), Op. 19; 1963.

 

H-108   Excursions, Op. 20. For piano; 1942-1944.

            I. Un poco allegro

            II. In slow blues tempo

            III. Allegretto

            IV. Allegro molto

 

H-109   Capricorn Concerto, Op. 21. For flute, oboe, trumpet and strings; 1944.

            I. Allegro ma non troppo

            II. Allegretto

            III. Allegro con brio

 

H-110   Long Live Louise and Sidney Homer. Three-part vocal canon. For three women's voices; 1944.

 

H-111   Horizon. For orchestra; 1945.

 

H-112   Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 22. 1945.

            I. Allegro moderato 

 

            II. Andante sostenuto

                                                   

            III. Molto allegro ed appassionato — a tempo

 

H-113   Cave of the Heart (Medea; Ballet, orig. Serpent Heart). For chamber orchestra; 1945-1946.

            I.  Maestoso

            II.  Allegretto

            III.  [no tempo marking]

            IV.  Allegro ma non troppo, giocoso

            V.  Andante sostenuto

            VI.  Moderato

            VII.  Sombre, with dignity

            VIII. Minaccioso (with foreboding)

            IX.  Allegro molto

 

H-113arr   Medea, Op. 23, Orchestral Suite from the Ballet Cave of the Heart. 1947.

            I. Parodos

  

            II. Choros. Medea and Jason

            III. The Young Princess. Jason: Allegro ma non troppo, giocoso

            IV. Choros: Moderato

            V. Medea: Sombre, with dignity

            VI. Kantikos Agonias: Minaccioso, with foreboding

            VII Exodos:  Allegro; at m. 4 più mosso

 

H-114   Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24. Text by James Agee (1909-1955). For soprano and chamber orchestra (originally for mezzo soprano and orchestra); 1947, rev. 1950.

 

H-115   Nuvoletta, Op. 25. Text from James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake. Song for voice and piano; 1947.

 

H-116   String Quartet in E Major, II. Incomplete; 1948-1950.

 

H-117   Sonata for Piano, Op. 26. 1947-1949.

            I. Allegro energico

                                                    

            II. Allegro vivace e leggero

 

            III. Adagio mesto

            IV.  Fuga— Allegro con spirito

 

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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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