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Dominick Argento

Dominick Argento is considered to be America's preeminent composer of lyric opera. At the Peabody Conservatory, where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees, his teachers included Nicholas Nabokov, Henry Cowell and Hugo Weisgall. Argento received his Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Alan Hovhaness and Howard Hanson. Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships allowed him to study in Italy with Luigi Dallapiccola and to complete his first opera, Colonel Jonathan the Saint. Following his Fulbright, Argento became music director of Hilltop Opera in Baltimore, and taught theory and composition at the Eastman School. In 1958, he joined the faculty of the Department of Music at the University of Minnesota, where he taught until 1997. He now holds the rank of Professor Emeritus.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Dominick Argento : Seasons : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088889203 : 1480333263 : 48022800

Dominick Argento : Seasons

Texts by Pat Solstad. In four movements:

Songlist: Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Voicing: SATB | 4087b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


Dominick Argento : A Nation of Cowslips : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088310530 : 1423469453 : 48019935

Dominick Argento : A Nation of Cowslips

A set of seven choral pieces based on whimsical doggerel verses by John Keats. Published as separate movements in 1969, this work is now available as a complete set for the first time.

Songlist: The Devon Maid, In Praise Of Apollo, On Visiting Oxford, A Party Of Lovers At Tea, Sharing Eve's Apple, There Was A Naughty Boy, Two Or Three Posies

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Voicing: SATB | 7235b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


Dominick Argento : Spirituals and Swedish Chorales : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999493825 : 48002932

Dominick Argento : Spirituals and Swedish Chorales

Six beautiful and challenging original works by Dominick Argento. The works with Swedish text have English translations.

Songlist: So I'll Sing With My Voice, Vi Lofve Dig, O Store Gud, There's Singing Up In Heaven, EnDag Skall Uppga For Var Syn, What Can That Shadow Be, a Ar Fulkkomnadt, Jesu Kar

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9131b | Songbook | $7.50 | A Cappella


Dominick Argento : Everyone Sang : SATB : 01 Songbook : Dominick Argento : 073999224436 : 48002907

Dominick Argento : Everyone Sang

Pulitzer Prize winning composer Dominick Argento displays a natural dramatic impulse with this 4 1/2 minute piece for double mixed chorus a cappella.

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Voicing: SATB | 9201b | Songbook | $9.45 | A Cappella


Dominick Argento : Walden Pond : SATB : Songbook : 073999790153 : 0634096168 : 48018761

Dominick Argento : Walden Pond

Written for the 25th anniversary of the Dale Warland Singers, Walden Pond employs excerpts of Henry David Thoreau's transcendentalist text in five movements. 25 minutes. Instrumental parts available separately (HL48020840).

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Voicing: SATB | 40379b | Songbook | $10.95 | Companion CD Available


Dominick Argento : Cenotaph : SATB : Songbook : 884088285845 : 1423468104 : 48019927

Dominick Argento : Cenotaph

Dominick Argento's Cenotaph was the American Choral Directors Association's Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission for its 2009 national convention in Oklahoma City. A cenotaph is defined as a monument to someone buried elsewhere, and the cenotaphs found in America-and indeed across the world-have inspired Argento's writing. This newly-commissioned work uses a collage of textual sources, and employs the composer's signature harmonic language and melodic beauty. From the initial muted rumblings of a crowd awaiting a parade to the broad a cappella textures of its internal movements, Cenotaph commemorates those who have given their lives for their countries, no matter what that country happens to be.

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Voicing: SATB | 40380b | Songbook | $10.95


Dominick Argento : The Masque of Angels Suite : SATB : Songbook : 888680694876 : 154001259X : 48024092

Dominick Argento : The Masque of Angels Suite

Argento has crafted a five-movement suite from his 1964 opera The Masque of Angels. Designed as a mini choral drama, it includes a Processional for the angels; the well-known Gloria; the colorful Arrival of the Archangels; a majestic Sanctus; and a joyful Recessional. Best for larger ensembles, this suite is a showcase for magnificent choral sound. Orchestra parts are available on rental.

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Voicing: SATB | 40388b | Songbook | $9.95


Dominick Argento : I Hate and I Love : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999609912 : 48002876

Dominick Argento : I Hate and I Love

Contents: I hate and I love - Let us live, my Clodia, and let us love - Greetings, miss, with nose not small - My woman says she will be no one's - Was it a lioness from the mountains of Libya - You promise me, my dearest life - Wretched Catullus, put an end to this madness - I hate and I love.

Songlist: I HATE AND I LOVE, LET US LIVE, MY CLODIA, AND LET US LOVE, GREETINGS, MISS, WITH NOSE NOT SMALL, MY WOMAN SAYS SHE WILL BE NO ONE'S, WAS IT A LIONESS FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF LIBYA, YOU PROMISE ME, MY DEAREST LIFE, WRETCHED CATULLUS, PUT AN END TO THIS MADNESS

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Voicing: SATB | 40467b | Songbook | $15.95


Dominick Argento : Jonah and the Whale : TB : 01 Songbook : 073999980486 : 1617805386 : 48008553

Dominick Argento : Jonah and the Whale

for Tenor and Bass soli, mixed chorus, narrator and instrumental ensemble.

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Voicing: TB | 40468b | Songbook | $37.95


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A Party of Lovers at Tea : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Songbook : 48003636 : 073999927641

Dominick Argento : A Party of Lovers at Tea

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003636


Dover Beach Revisited : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48019171 : 884088074333

Dominick Argento : Dover Beach Revisited

Vividly capturing the imagery of Matthew Arnold's poetry, this work was commissioned by the Yale Glee Club. With piano.

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019171


Farewell This World! : TTBB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48024194 : 888680706180 : 1540002195

Dominick Argento : Farewell This World!

The anonymous Middle English text is a beautiful, poignant contemplation of mortality, and Argento's setting of it casts a quiet, haunting spell. The men's chorus is occasionally joined by an insistent single chime note. The complete major work Te Deum (48002908) was performed at the 2017 National ACDA Conference in Minneapolis.

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48024194


Gloria : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48003801 : 073999919899

Dominick Argento : Gloria

This intensely beautiful piece is from the Pulitzer-Prize winning Argento's opera, The Masque of Angels. With Organ (Piano)

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003801


In Praise of Apollo : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48003638 : 073999336665

Dominick Argento : In Praise of Apollo

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003638


On Visiting Oxford : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48003633 : 073999036336

Dominick Argento : On Visiting Oxford

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003633


Orpheus : SSA : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48005131 : 073999837711

Dominick Argento : Orpheus

From an interview with the composer: "As the concluding lines of the poem make clear, the weary housewife is deaf and blind to the miracle of Orpheus and the peaceable kingdom he creates through music. That vision is only seen through the eyes and heard through the ears of the child."

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005131


Sharing Eve's Apple : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48003634 : 073999771145

Dominick Argento : Sharing Eve's Apple

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003634


So I'll Sing with My Voice : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48019899 : 884088278984

Dominick Argento : So I'll Sing with My Voice

Juxtaposing the solemn and somber devotion expressed in the 17th-century Swedish chorale-hymns and the more unrestrained, joyful worship manifest in 19th-century spirituals, the extremely different music and origins, text and intention: rendering praise to the glory of God are remarkably similar.

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019899


The Choir Invisible : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48020830 : 884088492779 : 1423476832

Dominick Argento : The Choir Invisible

Dominick Argento is noted for his lyricism, refined sense of language and impeccable craft to the extent that few contemporary composers can match. This work, a rhapsody for mixed chorus a cappella was commissioned by The Cathedral Society of Washington National Cathedral. Poetry by George Eliot.

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48020830


There Was a Naughty Boy : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48003635 : 073999871784

Dominick Argento : There Was a Naughty Boy

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003635


Two or Three Posies : SATB : Dominick Argento : Dominick Argento : Sheet Music : 48003637 : 073999981216

Dominick Argento : Two or Three Posies

Composer: Dominick Argento

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48003637

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