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Shaw, Robert 1916-1999

Works: 1,878 works in 3,302 publications in 8 languages and 46,940 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Musical settings  Requiems  Masses  Music  Songs  Excerpts 
Roles: Conductor, Arranger, Author, Performer, Translator, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Director, Instrumentalist, Other, Actor, Writer of accompanying material, dtr
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
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Most widely held works by Robert Shaw
The Robert Shaw reader by Robert Shaw( )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Shaw is considered to be the most influential choral conductor in American history. This is the first collection of his letters and notes about music ever published--at another time, it is the book Shaw would have written himself. The letters are an invigorating mix of music history and analysis, philosophy, inspiration, and practical advice. Shaw examines technique, but only as a means to an end--he moves beyond that, delving into the essence of what music is and what it has to say to us. The heart of the book is composed of Shaws previously unpublished notes on fifteen major choral works, ranging from Bach's B Minor Mass to Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. Often inspiring and sometime hilarious, these writings reveal the full breadth of Shaw's knowledge, intensity, and humor.--Book jacket
The many moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw Chorale( Recording )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I-Good Christian Men, Rejoice; Silent Night; Patapan; O Come, All Ye ithful; II- O Sanctuissima; Joy to the World; Away in a Manger; Fum, Fum, Fum; March of the Kings; III- What Child is This?; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Angels We Have Heard on High; IV- Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light; The First Nowell; O Little Town of Bethlehem; I Saw Thress Ships; Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
Christmas with Robert Shaw by Robert Shaw( )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vespers : all-night vigil by Sergej V Rachmaninov( Recording )

5 editions published in 1990 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American anthem : songs and hymns by Denyce Graves( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of heartfelt songs and hymns commemorating the victims of our nation's tragedy [i.e. Sept. 11 terrorist attacks]. Net proceeds from the sale of this album will go to the American Red Cross"--Container
Requiem, op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

11 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestre National de l'opera de Monte-Carlo Chanoine Henri Carole, orgue Louis Fremaux, direction
B minor mass by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem ; Operatic choruses by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein deutsches Requiem : op. 45 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (13:33) -- 2. Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (15:33) -- 3. Herr, lehre doch mich (10:58) -- 4. Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen (5:41) -- 5. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (8:09) -- 6. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (11:34) -- 7. Selig sind die Toten (14:09)
Symphony no. 9 by Gustav Mahler( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dresden Staatskapelle has a very special tradition of performing Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It performed the then still highly controversial work for the first time in August 1838 under the baton of Johann Gottlieb Reissiger. Since 1900, the piece has been performed yearly on Palm Sunday, having been popularized by Richard Wagner in 1843
Requiem, op. 5 : Grand Messe des morts by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

10 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O paradiso : great opera arias by Jussi Björling( )

7 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallelujah! and other great sacred choruses by Cleveland Orchestra( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itaipu ; The canyon by Philip Glass( Recording )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Händel( Recording )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and German and held by 470 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
Sea shanties by Robert Shaw Chorale( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String symphony ; Sunday morning ; Eagles by Ned Rorem( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle cry of freedom by Robert Shaw Chorale( )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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