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Tenor solo with chorus/piano to share program with Carmina Burana

The Mansfield University Festival Chorus will perform Orff's Carmina Burana (the piano/percussion version) in late April.  I am bringing in a fine tenor and would like to give him a bit more to do than the single movement in the Orff.   I welcome ideas that would include tenor and chorus with piano and/or percussion and match well with Carmina.  Thanks!
Peggy Dettwiler
Mansfield University,
Mansfield, PA
on February 13, 2014 6:40pm
There is a nice solo in Stainer's "Crucifixion". Not very Carmina-like, but a tenor and chorus solo.
on February 13, 2014 11:15pm
“Cartulli Carmina” by Carl Orff scored for Mixed Chorus, Soprano & Tenor solos, pianos and percussion.  As you might have guessed, the work is a sequel to “Carmina Burana” and was written some 5 years latter.  Amazing music that needs to be better known!
on February 14, 2014 7:19am
This might call for a little detective work, but I remember seeing a picture in Nicolai Gedda's autobiographyof him holding a score called "Trionfo di Afrodite" which made me wonder. It iturns out is a companion piece to Carmina Burina and Catulli Carmina. Here is what wikipedia says about it: The three form a tryptich. I would find scores of Catulli Carmina ( and Trionfo di Afrodite through interlibrary loan and see what the solos are like ("Trionfo" calls for two tenor soloists and "Catulli" for one), because the orchestration and vocal writing are probably similar. It would keep things in the same wheelhouse and be a treat of unusual rep for your audience and tenor as well. Good luck!
on February 18, 2014 11:24am
You might consider an absolutely gorgous piece for tenor solo, TTBB chorus and piano by Schubert:  Nachtelle, D 892 (Die Nacht ist heiter und ist rein).  When I was a member of the U.S. Army Chorus in the middle 60's we performed it oftem with our superb tenor soloist, Bill McDonald, and it was always a hit with audiences as well as with the chorus.  You can get scores for free and hear a recording if it on  It will be a real contrast to the Orff....
Richard Householder
University of Windsor
Applauded by an audience of 1
on February 20, 2014 9:32am
Please consider my Two Prayers for Sabbath Evening (I. V'sham'ru, and II. Oseh Shalom) for Cantor (tenor or lyric baritone), SATB, and Piano. This set won the Guild of Temple Musicians Young Composer Award in 2012. Additionally, Oseh Shalom won the ACDA's 2011 Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Competition. These two pieces are published by Transcontinenal Music Publications (catalog no. 993489).
You can watch the premiere performance of Oseh Shalom by the CSU Fullerton University Singers from the 2012 ACDA Western Division Conference on YouTube:
To my knowledge, both pieces have yet to be performed consecutively. 
Here is a link to purchase on the URJ website:
Thank You,
Joshua Fishbein
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