Vincent Persichetti: Choral Works
Love, Mass, Winter Cantata Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Tamara Brooks Vincent Persichetti's choral music plays an important part role in his output. In many ways his Mass is an orthodox a cappella Mass, its Renaissance heritage reflected in its use of a Gregorian chant as the unifying theme, and in its reliance on imitative counterpoint as its chief developmental technique. His Winter Cantata, based on a collection of haiku, is scored for women's chorus, flute, and marimba. Without any overt musical references, the work is Japanese in spirit, largely as a result of its own delicate, highly concentrated gestures. The coolness of the flute and the brittleness of the marimba evoke the winter moods and images of the poems. Persichetti composed the tender Love, a short setting for women's voices of a portion of the Book of Corinthians, as a thirtieth wedding anniversary present for his wife, Dorothea.

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Vincent Persichetti: Choral Works

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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 1. Copper Pheasant
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 2. Winter's First Drizzle
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 3. Winter Seclusion
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 4. The Woodcutter
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 5. Gentlest Fall of Snow
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 6. One Umbrella
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 7. Of Crimson Ice
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 8. The Branch is Black
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 9. Fallen Leaves
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 10. So Deep
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 11. The Wind's Whetstone
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Winter Cantata (Cantata No. 2): 12. Epilogue
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Mass, Op. 84, for Mixed Chorus: Kyrie
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Mass, Op. 84, for Mixed Chorus: Gloria
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Mass, Op. 84, for Mixed Chorus: Credo
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Mass, Op. 84, for Mixed Chorus: Sanctus
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Mass, Op. 84, for Mixed Chorus: Agnus Dei
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LOVE for Women's Chorus
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