Name of Work, Instrumentation (Orchestral Works), Dedicatee(s)
AVODATH HADODESH – SACRED SERVICE FOR BARITONE CANTOR, MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Soprano, alto, baritone soloists, four-part mixed chorus, 3333, 4331, timp, perc, cel, 2 hps, stgs
Medium: Violin and Orchestra
Note: The English text by David Stevens is based upon the liturgy for the Sabbath Morning Service published in The Union Prayer Book for Jewish Worship (American Reform). The prayer spoken by the Minister on pp. 72-4, and p. 75 bar 8-p.78 bar 6 of the vocal score (corresponding to p. 118 bar 3-p. 125 bar 4, and p. 127 bar 4-p. 135 bar 2 of the orchestral score) are Bloch’s own words.
Date Composed/Published: 1933
Note: Published by S. A. Carisch 1934, Summy-Birchard 1934, Broude Brothers 1962.
Publisher Expiry of Copyright: Broude 2029
Courtesy Cambridge University Press, Editors Alexander Knapp, Norman Solomon