Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24, is a 1947 work for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber, with text from a 1938 short prose piece by James Agee. The work was commissioned by soprano Eleanor Steber, who premiered it in 1948 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky. Although the piece is traditionally sung by a soprano, it may also be sung by tenor. The text is in the persona of a male child.
About Knoxville: Summer of 1915. This work for high voice and orchestra is a setting of excerpts from a 1938 prose poem by James Agee that would later serve as a preface for the author’s A Death in the Family. Barber’s piece premiered in Boston in 1948, with Eleanor Steber singing and Serge Koussevitzky conducting. Knoxville: Summer of 1915" Track Info. Written By James Agee & Samuel Barber. Release Date April 9, 1948.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra), Op. 24. Samuel Barber. 2. Dover Beach, for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & string quartet, Op. 3. Church Bell at Night. 5. St. Ita's Vision. 6. 4. The Heavenly Banquet. 7. The Crucifixion. 10. 8. The Monk and His Cat. 11. 9. The Praises of God.
This album has an average beat per minute of 106 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 73/184 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Knoxville Summer of 1915, Dover Beach, Hermit Songs, Adromache's Farewell. 1. Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Eleanor Steber). Recent albums by Samuel Barber. Ligeti String Quartets, Barber Adagio. Cello Concerto, Sonata, Adagio for Strings. Ives: Concord Sonata, Samuel Barber: Piano Sonata. String Quartet, Serenade, Dover Beach, Songs. Vadim Gluzman: Barber - Bernstein - Bloch. Songs by Samuel Barber.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915. It has become that time of evening. when people sit on their porches. Rocking gently and talking gently. And watching the street. And the standing up into their sphere of possession of the trees. of birds' hung havens, hangars. People go by, things go by. A horse, drawing a buggy. By some chance, here they are, all on this earth. And who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth. Lying, on quilts, on the grass, in a summer evening. among the sounds of the night. May God bless my people.
Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Eleanor Steber, William Strickland, Сэмюэл Барбер - Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 14:03. Leontyne Price, Сэмюэл Барбер - Hermit Songs: The Praises Of God 00:53. Leontyne Price, Сэмюэл Барбер - Hermit Songs: At Saint Patrick's Purgatory 01:30. Leontyne Price, Сэмюэл Барбер - Hermit Songs: The Monk And His Cat 02:17.