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Jean Louis Nicodé: Gloria! Ein Sturm- und Sonnenlied, Symphonie in einem Satze für Grosses Orchester, Orgel und (Schluss-)Chor (composed between 1.2.1902; and 28.12.1903 - in Langenbrück near Dresden)

This recording is based on the score of the SLUB Dresden 1-Mus_2-30. (musical guide in german)

(The music will need all together two hours = 123 minutes and starts with quite trumpets "behind the scene" but will become louder after a few minutes)

The Titel "Gloria!" is musically and intentionally explicitly related to a motiv from the Gloria in Beethovens Missa Solemnis. Nicodés "Gloria!" is aswell by far the largest as one of the most ambitious symphonic Compositions ever created in the musical romantism, unsurpassed in many aspects neither from any Symphony of Gustav Mahlers, Havergal Brians nor by Arnold Schönbergs Gurreliedern.

"Gloria!" was played several times successful in concert in the years after its composition with durations up to two and a half hours. Following exactly all Tempoadvises in the score it will last still two hours and three Minutes. This is the worlwide absolut first recording of this outstanding and important late romantic composition.

(see  Don O'Connors article about the three most important orchestral compositions by Nicodé)

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