May 27, 2018 at 2.30 pm
Frankston Arts Centre
HAYDN’S – THE CREATION
Conductor: Thaddeus Huang
Chorale co-directors: Tom Pugh,
Frankston Music Society presents the Frankston Symphony Orchestra and the Mornington Peninsula Chorale with Soloists performing ‘The Creation’ at the Frankston Arts Centre.
Suzanne Shakespeare – Soprano
Kent McIntosh – Tenor
Alex Pokryshevsky – Baritone
Adam Miller – Baritone
The Oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.
The Oratorio was written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn and considered by many to be his masterpiece.
Haydn was inspired to write the Oratorio after hearing Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Haydn wanted to write a large piece and include descriptive music.
The Oratorio is scored for three vocal soloists (soprano, tenor, and bass; there is also an incidental solo for alto in the finale), four-part chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) supported by a large Orchestra consisting of 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, alto, tenor, and bass trombones, timpani, and the usual string section.
For the recitatives a harpsichord or fortepiano is also used.
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