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KOHELET: A Cantata in Five MovementsKohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements Sung in Hebrew
(2019
)

41'

Music by Henry Dehlinger

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, Henry's Kohelet combines lush, modal melodies, energetic meters, and colorful harmonic textures with Hebrew text drawn from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. Strong themes and leitmotifs are rendered from a diverse musical palette to reflect the text and emotions it elicits. These rich musical fragments come together into a meaningful and dramatic aural experience.

World Premiere: May 8, 2020
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara Chorale

Instrumentation
SATB, Bass-Baritone Solo, Soprano Solo, Organ, Harp, Percussion and Brass.

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The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for Voice and Orchestra (2017)

22'

Music by Henry Dehlinger
Words by T.S. Eliot

A sweeping 21st century rhapsody for voice and orchestra, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano and National Phil audience favorite Danielle Talamantes. Adapted from the famous poem by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), it uses the melodic and rhythmic contours of Eliot's stream-of-consciousness narrative to dictate mood and melodic character. It makes its premiere under the baton of Maestro Piotr Gajewski.

World Premiere: April 18, 2020
The Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore

Instrumentation
High Voice and Orchestra
Piano Reduction also available.

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Music Catalog

 

ORCHESTRAL   The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for Voice and Orchestra (2017) 22' for high voice and orchestra
     
    The Mount (2015) 6' for high voice and orchestra
     
CHORAL   Kohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements (2019) 41' for SATB chorus, bass baritone solo, soprano solo and orchestra or reduction for organ, harp, percussion, timpani, 2 trumpets, 2 horns and 1 bass trombone (sung in Hebrew)
     
    Bahnhofstrasse (2019) 4' from Three Choral Songs on James Joyce for SATB chorus and piano
     
    Night Piece (2019) 3' from Three Choral Songs on James Joyce for SATB chorus with piano accompaniment or SATB chorus, a capella
   
    Strings in the Earth and Air (2019) 3' from Three Choral Songs on James Joyce for SATB chorus with medium high voice solo and piano accompaniment
     
 VOCAL   Alone (2019) 3' for high voice and piano or low voice and piano
     
 INSTRUMENTAL   Bahnhofstrasse (2019) 4' for high voice and piano or low voice and piano
     
    Night Piece (2019) 3' for high voice and piano or low voice and piano
     
    On the Beach at Fontana (2019) 4' for high voice and piano or low voice and piano
     
    Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs) (2019) 8' love duet from Kohelet (Movement III) for bass-baritone and soprano solos and piano
     
    Strings in the Earth and Air (2019) 3' for high voice and piano or low voice and piano
     
    Tutto è Sciolto (2019) 2' for high voice and piano or low voice and piano
   
    A Dream (2017) 3' for low voice and piano
     
    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for Voice and Orchestra (2017) 22' for high voice and orchestra or high voice and piano
     
    Requiescat (A "Wilde" Stride) (2017) 3' for high voice and piano
     
    Fragrance (2016) 5' for high voice and piano
     
    The Mount (2015) 6' for high voice and piano

 

Cross-Genre Arrangements

 

ORCHESTRAL   Almighty God Has Those Angels (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 7' for SATB chorus, soprano solo, and orchestra
     
CHORAL   Almighty God Has Those Angels (2018) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 7' for SATB chorus, soprano solo, organ, piano, percussion, timpani, 2 trumpets, 2 horns and 1 bass trombone
     
VOCAL   Almighty God Has Those Angels (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 5' for soprano solo and piano
   
    Come Sunday (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 5 1/2' for soprano solo and piano
     
    Don't Get Around Much Anymore (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 4 1/2' for soprano solo and piano
     
    Imagine My Frustration (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 4' for soprano solo and piano
     
    Sophisticated Lady (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 4' for soprano solo and piano
     
INSTRUMENTAL
  Meditation (2016) Duke Ellington / Henry Dehlinger (arr.) 5' for piano solo

 


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Premiering in 2020

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for
Voice and Orchestra


Music by Henry Dehlinger
Words by T.S. Eliot

A sweeping 21st century rhapsody for voice and orchestra, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes. Adapted from the famous poem by T. S. Eliot, it uses the melodic and rhythmic contours of Eliot's stream-of-consciousness narrative to dictate mood and melodic character.

World Premiere: April 18, 2020
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore
Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor

Instrumentation
Soparno Solo and Orchestra

 

Listen to MP3

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
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Premiering in 2020

KOHELET: A Cantata in Five Movements 

Kohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements

Music by Henry Dehlinger

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, Henry's Kohelet gives you lush, modal melodies, energetic meters, and colorful harmonic textures with Hebrew text drawn from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.

World Premiere: May 8, 2020
Santa Clara Chorale and Santa Clara University Choirs, Scot Hanna-Weir, Artistic Director
Thomas Colohan, Conducting

Instrumentation
SATB, Bass-Baritone Solo, Soprano Solo, Brass, Organ, Harp and Percussion.

 

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I. Hakol Havel (All is Vanity)
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