- Stravinsky, Igor
Boosey & Hawkes, Lynbrook, New York, 1956, Wraps, , , Very Good
18 pp. B.H.Bk. 381, B & H 18244. Coffe stains at spine. PO sig, PO Stamp. Choral part for Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis. The first performance of this piece was at St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice on September 13, 1956 (In Venice one night last week, 3,000 special guests—among them 130 music critics, dozens of big-name musicians, counts and Cabinet ministers—followed purple-robed Cardinal Roncalli, Patriarch of Venice, into the Byzantine basilica of St. Mark for one of the strangest events in its 1,000-year history. Outside, thousands more were gathered around loudspeakers to hear Igor Stravinsky's latest work. Many thought it was a sort of musical murder in the cathedral.--Time Magazine 9/24/56). It's first performance at Tanglewood was in 1957.