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The Story of Randall Thompson's Alleluia

The Story of Randall Thompson's Alleluia Revisited
by Carl B. Schmidt

Randall Thompson's Alleluia, composed in 1940, quickly became one of the most popular pieces sung by American choirs, and, eventually by choirs throughout the world. The fascinating story of its conception and development spanning the latter half of the 20th century is engagingly told by Professor Schmidt.

Included is not only his narrative about this famous a cappella piece, but also information concerning the original manuscripts and printed editions. Several appendices provide additional details about manuscripts, editions, and performance history.

Finally, complete color reproductions of Thompson's original manuscript and the lithographed edition used for the first performance are included.

Price: $28.95

Carl B. Schmidt

Carl B. Schmidt holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University where he was a student of Randall Thompson. He has written and lectured extensively on 17th century Italian and French opera and ballet.

Currently he and his wife Elizabeth are completing a documented catalogue of Randall Thompson's music and writing his biography.