Jonah and the Whale

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Providence Singers

Providence, RI

New England premiere and the first commercial recording.

Recording is on the BMOP label. A review: "Dominick Argento’s Jonah and the Whale, completed in 1973, is an idiosyncratic, colorful, stylistically varied musical version of the well-known Biblical tale. The work is scored for narrator, tenor, bass and mixed chorus, accompanied by the unusual forces of three trombones, three percussionists, piano, harp and organ—a “trio of trios,” as the composer points out in his informative note."

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