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CHORAL SHEET MUSIC

    We are so pleased that you have decided to visit Dantalian's Choral Sheet Music Page.  Here you will find information about our editions of the choral compositions of Donald Martino: Full Conductor's Scores, Study Scores, Piano-Vocal Scores, as well as Rental Materials.
   Left to his own choosing, Mr. Martino probably would never have written for the chorus.  But three commissions intruded upon his instrumental world producing what may well be his most heartfelt and transcendentally beautiful  compositions to date.  When asked why, Mr. Martino responded: "I think because the passionate religiousity of the texts brought  my own faith more vividly into focus.  Even in the Anglican texts of Herrick, even more so in Dante's 'Commedia,' I found ways to conjure up that fundamental catholic ethic which has always been central to my philosophy of life."

PARADISO CHORUSES, 1974, Pederewsky Fund Commission for Lorna Cooke DeVaron and the New England Conservatory: "Some kind of masterpiece.  How, we ask, can a work of this capaciousness, of its evident complexity and equally evident simplicity, of its variety and inevitability, of its immediate necessariness, not have been there all along, like some new planet, just somehow now swimming into ken?" - Boston Globe At the premiere it provoked a fifteen minute ovation. Now thirty years later it is still waiting for its second performance!

SEVEN PIOUS PIECES: "Martino proceeds with uncommon tact and unobtrusive authority, delicately, crisply but beautifully, with dramatic turns that are somehow very demure and very powerful at the same time.  In retrospect it was the clarity, the terse, ineffable sweetness of the music, that stayed with the listener -- that, and its utter rightness for musical setting of Robert Herrick's metaphysical flights" - Patriot Ledger

Chorus and Orchestra THE WHITE ISLAND, 1985, commissioned by the Boston Symphony for John Oliver and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus: "Serenely beautiful...one of the more expressive choral works of the past decade, and probably the one before it, too" - San Francisco Examiner; "The first new piece heard here in a long time that I would dearly appreciate encountering again" - San Francisco Chronicle; "One of the most unusual and beautiful compositions of the series" - Boston Globe

 

All Sheet Music Editions of Donald Martino's Choral Music
Previously Published by The E.C. Schirmer Music Co./Ione Press
Are Now Published by Dantalian, Inc.

From "THE BAD CHILD'S BOOK OF BEASTS"

Humorous texts by Hilaire Beloc (The Lion, The Tiger, The Frog, The Microbe).  SATB Chorus, Flute, 2 Cellos.  Arranged by Donald Martino in 2000 from the original version for Voice and Piano (1952) (7 minutes)

DSE306

DSE306x

DSE306a

Score

- Choral Scores

Instrumental Parts

$10.00

    2.00

$10.00

PARADISO CHORUSESC

(1974, Paderewsky Fund Commission) Oratorio based on Dante's Divine Comedy for 12 Solo Voices, Mixed Chorus, Children's Chor (ad lib), Tape, Orch: 3-3-3-4/ 4-4-4-1/Perc/Elec Pf/Org/Hp/Str (29 minutes)

DSE301*

 

Conductor's Score

Perf Materials

$70.00

For Rent

PORTRAITS

(1955) Secular Cantata based on texts by Whitman, Millay and Cummings for Mezzo-Soprano and Bass-Baritone Soli, Mixed Chorus, Orch: 2-2-3-3/4-2-3-1/Perc/Pf/ Cel/Hp/Str (38 minutes)

DSE302*

Conductor's Score

$90.00

SEVEN PIOUS PIECESC

(1971) Text by Robert Herrick. SATB, opt Pf or Org (17 minutes)

DSE305

Choral Octavo

$6.00

THE WHITE ISLANDP

(1985, Boston Symphony Centennial commission) 5 pious texts by Robert Herrick. Mixed Chorus and Chamber Orchestra: 1-1-2-1/1-1-2-0/2 Perc/Pf & Cel/Strings or String Quintet (23 minutes)

DSE303*

DSE303a

DSE303b

 

Conductor's Score

Study Score

Vocal Score

Orchestra Parts

$70.00

$25.00

$5.00

For Rent


* = Not printed in quantity; allow one month for delivery. = Prepublication item, inquire as to availability; C = Commercial Recording (Number of C's indicates number of recordings).  P = Perusal Tape. M = Manuscript. = Repertory Selection "Director's Guide to Festival and Contest Music" (The Instumentalist). DSE = Dantalian; McG&M = McGinnis & Marx.


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