General information
Title CZTři písně posvátné (Tři legendy)
Subtitle CZpro ženský sbor a housle
Title ENThree Sacred Songs (Three Legends)
Subtitle ENfor female choir and violin
Title DEDrei geistliche Lieder (Drei Legenden)
Subtitle DEfür Frauenchor und Violine
CategoryVocal Music
SubcategoryChoir with Instrumental Accompaniment
Halbreich number339
Parts of the composition (movements)1. The Birth of our Lord; 2. The Ascension; 3. The Way to Paradise
InstrumentsVl SSSSAA
Place of compositionNew York
Year of origin1952
Initiation of composition1952
Completion of composition1952
First performance
Performer Zdeněk Zouhar (dir./cond.)
Zouhar, Zdeněk
Date of the first performance1956-01-07
Location of the first performancePolička
Ensemble ženský sbor Opus (female choir Opus)
Autograph deposition
Note on the autograph depostitionAutograph missing. Only developed draft of the first song "The Birth of our Lord" and of the song "Virgin Mary Walked around the World", H 339 A, are located at the Bohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička under the call number PBM Ab 93.
CopyrightBoosey & Hawkes, London-New York
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Boosey & Hawkes, London, 1953
Call number at the BM Institute: 1035a,b
Specification of the edition: 1st edition
Details of this edition
, Czechoslovakia, 1953
Call number at the BM Institute: 1035c
Specification of the edition: Unknown publisher, manuscript copy
Details of this edition
References Related correspondence
Documents in the Library
Note Lyrics from Czech folk poetry, English translation by Nancy Bush. *** Published as "Three Sacred Songs on Czech Popular Rhymes" (B&H, 1953). *** Title on the first page of the draft of "Narození páně" ("The Birth of our Lord"): "Tři písně posvátné. | [Tři písně] o Marii."
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