Passion of Joan of Arc in Lenox

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Passion of Joan of Arc in Lenox

Post by jbuck919 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:00 pm

I could theoretically make it to this performance, but I'd need a context like we're in the middle of Tanglewood and there are three interesting things going on over two days to justify it. Note that the organist is a expert at accompanying silent films, which usually involves a theatre organ, but here he is perfectly happy (as he said in a radio interview) playing a fine church organ instead. This article does not make it quite clear that this film actually has a composed orchestral score which does not exist in its entirety, and must be reconstructed rather piecemeal as it is for this performance.

http://www.reformer.com/stories/cantile ... ilm,538787?

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Re: Passion of Joan of Arc in Lenox

Post by jbuck919 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:01 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:00 pm
I could theoretically make it to this performance, but I'd need a context like we're in the middle of Tanglewood and there are three interesting things going on over two days to justify it. Note that the organist is an expert at accompanying silent films, which usually involves a theatre organ, but here he is perfectly happy (as he said in a radio interview) playing a fine church organ instead. This article does not make it quite clear that this film actually has a composed orchestral score which does not exist in its entirety, and must be reconstructed rather piecemeal as it is for this performance.

http://www.reformer.com/stories/cantile ... ilm,538787?

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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Re: Passion of Joan of Arc in Lenox

Post by jserraglio » Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 pm

Only the reduced full score by Leo Pouget and Victor Alix, and the string and vocal parts have survived, found in the Library of Congress. For the Lenox performance, the wind parts have been recreated and added, Goodman said.

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