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Bernard Herrmann: Moby Dick - Cantata; For the Fallen. This slowly builds into a dramatic second theme expressing the agonies and tragedy of the war in which millions have died. The music settles again into the empty grayness of the beginning. Moby Dick, cantata for male chorus, soloists & orchestra. 1. "And God created great whales".

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Moby Dick is a dramatic cantata for two tenors, two basses, male chorus, and orchestra by the American composer Bernard Herrmann with a libretto by Clark Harrington based on Herman Melville's eponymous novel. The work was composed between February 1937 and August 1938 while Herrmann was music director at CBS and it was premiered in 1940 at Carnegie Hall in New York City by the New York Philharmonic under the conductor John Barbirolli.

Moby Dick - A Cantata For Male Chorus, Soloists And Orchestra Dedicated to Charles Ives, composed in 1936-1938. Includes a sheet with the libretto. Matrix, Runout (Label A): TPLS 13006-A.

Bernard Herrmann was arguably the most innovative film composer of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, even though he actually rejected the term "film composer," preferring to call himself a composer who sometimes wrote film scores  . In 1934, Herrmann was hired as an arranger and rehearsal conductor for the CBS radio network. Meanwhile, his reputation as a composer continued to grow; his cantata Moby Dick was given its concert premiere by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra on April 11, 1940.

But his career before he moved to Hollywood tends to be overlooked. The Sinfonietta for strings was his first published work, completed in 1936, but never performed at the time; Herrmann revised it in 1975, though he had already recycled some of the material in his score for Hitchcock's Psycho in 1960. This is the first recording of the original version, a strikingly well-crafted piece in five short movements, fascinating above all for its debt to the Second Viennese School, in what was to be a short-lived flirtation with modernism. The Moby Dick Cantata is very different, much closer to the world of Herrmann's later film music.

Moderato assai – Bernard Herrmann; Richard Edgar-Wilson; David Wilson-Johnson; Danish National Choir; Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Michael Schønwandt. Bernard Herrmann is best known today as a composer of film music, most notably for several Alfred Hitchcock classics as well as Citizen Kane and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. This album, however, provides a glimpse of Herrmann's work outside the soundtrack idiom. This programme incudes the successful compromise, a cantata, along with the premiere recording of the Sinfonietta for strings in its original version, adapted by Herrmann for the latter half of his famous film score to Hitchcock’s Psycho

On this page you can listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. Release title: Bernard Herrmann - Moby Dick. Photo of Bernard Herrmann - Moby Dick. More albums of Bernard Herrmann: The Fantasy Film World Of Bernard Herrmann. The Ghost And Mrs. Muir.

Herrmann's widow Norma Herrmann disputed this in a conversation with Günther Kögebehn for the Bernard Herrmann Society in 2004: I met Hitchcock very briefly. Everybody says they never spoke again. Another album was devoted to his fantasy film scores - a few of them being the films of the special effects animator Ray Harryhausen, including music from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and The Three Worlds of Gulliver. Moby Dick (1937): cantata. Johnny Appleseed: Unfinished Cantata (1940). Symphony No. 1 (1941). The Fantasticks (1942). The Devil and Daniel Webster Suite (1942). For the Fallen (1943). Welles Raises Kane (1943). Echoes: String Quartet (1965).


1 "Moby Dick" Male Chorus : "And God Created great Whales" 10:38
2 "Moby Dick" Ishmael : "At Last Anchor Was Up" 4:20
3 "Moby Dick" Ahab : "Yonder, By The Ever-Brimming Goblet's Rim" 8:24
4 "Moby Dick" Voice From The Chorus : "Hist, Boys ! Let's Have A Jig" 8:31
5 "Moby Dick" Ishmael : "It Was A Clear Steel-Blue Day" 14:55
6 For The Fallen 6:19


  • Bass Vocals [Ahab] – David Kelly
  • Bass Vocals [First Sailor, Second Sailor] – Michael Rippon
  • Chorus – The Aeolian Singers
  • Chorus Master – Sebastian Forbes
  • Conductor, Sleeve Notes, Composed By – Bernard Herrmann
  • Libretto By – W. Clarke Harrington*
  • Orchestra – The London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Painting [Cover Painting] – Louis Garneray
  • Tenor Vocals [Ishmael] – John Amis
  • Tenor Vocals [Starbuck, Pip] – Robert Bowman


Moby Dick - A Cantata For Male Chorus, Soloists And Orchestra
Dedicated to Charles Ives, composed in 1936-1938

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