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Aler, John

Works: 445 works in 1,353 publications in 10 languages and 22,184 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Drama  Masses  Oratorios  Operas  History  Sacred music  Cantatas  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Vocalist, Conductor, Author, Other, per, Musician
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works about John Aler
Most widely held works by John Aler
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the Civil War by Daniel Decatur Emmett( Recording )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
Requiem, op. 5 : Grand Messe des morts by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

7 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street : in concert by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweeney Todd seeks revenge against the judge who once deported him to Australia, an act that led to the death of Todd's beloved wife
La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach( Recording )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light-hearted opera based on the story of Helen of Troy. La Belle Hélène mercilessly satirizes the social mores of the declining Parisian upper classes under the Second Empire
Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa Berganza, mezzo-soprano ; Ryland Davies, tenor ; John Shirley-Quirk
Semele by George Frideric Handel( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where home is : life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, crossroads of the East and West( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantata profana ; The wooden prince = Der holzgeschnitzte Prinz = Le prince de bois by Béla Bartók( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les pêcheurs de perles = The pearl fishers = Die Perlenfischer by Georges Bizet( Recording )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Scene: A shore on the island of Ceylon in antiquity) In anticipation of the fishing season, the villagers elect Zurga as their king and prepare their annual vigil to ensure safe seas. Zurga welcomes Nadir, his long-time friend, whom he has not seen since their love for the same woman divided them. They promise eternal friendship and vow never again to allow a woman to come between them. Within moments, a woman arrives, veiled. She will stand through the night, alone on the shore, in ritual prayer. Zurga promises her a priceless pearl if she is chaste in her duty and death if she violates her purity. Nadir recognizes her voice. It is Léïla, the woman he and Zurga loved in the past, and his feelings for her are rekindled
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
Missa solemnis by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arvo Pärt, who was born in Estonia in 1935, has succeeded in bringing sacred music back to a broader audience, and away from the confines of the church service, more than almost any other contemporary composer
Mors et vita by Charles Gounod( )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mors et vita: Trilogie sacrée en trois parties pour soli, choeur et orchestre
Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

11 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joshua by George Frideric Handel( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josua: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 64. Text: Thomas Morell
Sacred service for the Sabbath evening : excerpts ; A woman of valor = Eshet ḥayil ; Parable : a tale of Abraham and Isaac ; Meditations at the time of the new year by Judith Lang Zaimont( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John Aler Amerikaans operazanger

John Aler Lyric tenor

John Aler tenore statunitense

John Aler US-amerikanischer Sänger