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Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7

for five soloists (SSATB), Narrator, three mixed choirs and orchestra
5 soloists (SSATB), speaker, 3 mixed choirs and orchestra
Product number: LS 3194-01
Edition: Performance material

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In 1995, Krzysztof Penderecki received a commission to compose a work for the festivities marking the 3000th anniversary of the city of Jerusalem, which King David is said to have declared as his capital city around 1000 BC. Penderecki compiled his own text for the monumental vocal symphony from Psalms and the books of the prophets Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Daniel, whose origins are for the most part located in Jerusalem. The number seven symbolically permeates the entire work: the seven movements represent the seven gates of the city (the eighth gate sealed in 1541 is reserved for the arrival of the Messiah). Th e theme of movements II and IV consists of seven notes and the striking repetition of seven crotchets appears frequently throughout all movements. The sixth movement forms a dramatic climax: here the narrator recites Esekiel’s vision of the awakening of the people of Israel (Chapter 37) in Hebrew: exceptionally powerful in Penderecki’s musical setting and against the background of the Holocaust.

Orchestral Cast

4 (3. u. 4. auch Picc.) · 3 · Engl. Hr. · 3 (3. auch Es-Klar.) · Bassklar. · 3 · Kfg. - 4 · 3 · 4 · 1 - S. (I.: P. · Beckenpaar · 2 Tamt. (t.) · Röhrengl. · gr. Tr. m. Beck. · Crotalenbaum · 5 Tomt. · Marimba · Bin-Sasara · kl. Tr. · Rührtr.; II.: Trgl.-baum · 4 hg. Beck. · Tamt. (t.) · Röhrengl. · Kirchengl. · Tubaphon · Glsp. · Xyl. · Vibr. · Rührtr. · Tempelbl. · 2 Gongs; III.: 3 hg. Beck. · Mil. Tr. · Tubaphon · Kuhgl. · Tempelbl. · 2 Gongs; IV.: P. · hg. Beck. · 2 Tamt. · Beckenpaar · 5 Tomt. · gr. Tr. · Rührtr. · Bin-Sasara) (12 Spieler) - Cel. · Klav. · Org. ad lib. - Str.
Im Saal: 0 · 0 · 3 · Bassklar. (auch Es-Klar.) · 3 · Kfg. - 4 · 3 · 4 · 1

Content

I "Magnus Dominus et laudabilis nimis..."
II "Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem..."
III De profundis
IV "Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem..."
V Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum (Psalm 147)
VI Ezechiel 37, 1-10
VII "Haec dicit Dominus: Ecce ego do coram vobis viam vitae, et viam mortis."

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Title:
Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7
for five soloists (SSATB), Narrator, three mixed choirs and orchestra
Language:
German, Latin
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1996
Duration:
68 ′
World Premiere:
January 9, 1997 · Jerusalem (IL)
The State Hall
Mariana Nicolesco, soprano; Sylvia Greenberg, soprano; Jadwiga Rappé, alt; Evgeny Shapovalov, tenor; Reinhardt Hagen, bass; Boris Carmeli, narrator · Conductor: Lorin Maazel · Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra · Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; MDR-Chor Leipzig; Südfunk-Chor Stuttgart

Commissioned work :
Commissioned by the City of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA and the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio for the "Jerusalem - 3000 Years" celebrations
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Product number:
LS 3194-01

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  • Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7
    Seven Gates of Jerusalem - 7. Sinfonie
    Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
    April 30, 2023 | Warszawa (Poland) , Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
  • Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7
    Seven Gates of Jerusalem - 7. Sinfonie
    Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
    February 4, 2023 | Warszawa (Poland) , Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
  • Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7
    Seven Gates of Jerusalem - 7. Sinfonie
    Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
    October 30, 2022 | Warszawa (Poland) , Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
  • Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7
    Seven Gates of Jerusalem - 7. Sinfonie
    Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
    October 29, 2022 | Warszawa (Poland) , Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
  • Seven Gates of Jerusalem - Symphony No. 7
    Seven Gates of Jerusalem - 7. Sinfonie
    Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
    October 28, 2022 | Warszawa (Poland) , Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa
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