Two Religious Choruses

Full title Two Religious Choruses for mixed chorus a cappella
Date composed 1941
Details 1. Wer weiss? / Who knows? (Anonymous, ca. 1551; English translation by Florence L. Kite)
2. Hymn (John Masefield; German translation by Vally Weigl)

Composition completed December 1941.
Dedication: To Wilbur K. Thomas and the Carl Schurz Foundation.
Scoring: SATB
Manuscript sources NYPL JOB 73-162, holograph score. See also LOCMA box-folder 75/6, draft ms (1 page), signed and dated: New York, December 1941.
Publication details 1953, Associated Music Publishers.
Availabiity Score (with piano part for rehearsal only) from ACA and KWF
Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
1 June 1947 Boston, Boston Conservatory of Music: Boston Conservatory of Music students.
11 October 1956 New York, Austrian Institute, Carnegie Recital Hall, Wolf-Mahler-Weigl Evening: Ansonia Madrigal Singers, cond. Fred Popper (no. 1). Also on program: Hugo Wolf, songs; Gustav Mahler, songs; introduction by Carleton Sprague-Smith.
2 December 1989 Chicago, University of Chicago, Mandel Hall, Viennese Crosscurrents, Karl Weigl, Neo- Romanticism, and the Modernist Movement, concert 3: Comedy Overture op. 32 and movement 2, Pro defunctis, from Symphony No. 2 (University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cond. Barbara Schubert; Two Religious Choruses (University of Chicago Chorus, cond. Michael Melton). Also on program: Reger, Trost; Mahler, Kindertotenlieder; Bruckner, Te Deum.