D3 Choral Transcriptions and Arrangements
Status: Cancelled
Assistant: Yuval Weinberg (IL)

Transcription, as a musical genre, has a long and rich history.  This atelier will explore beautifully crafted transcriptions of orchestral works by Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, Bedrich Smetana, Gioacchino Rossini, including Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei, transcribed by the composer himself from the “Adagio for Strings,” op. 11.

In addition, we will sing some of the most beautiful Lieder, Chansons, and Art Songs by Schubert, Debussy, Strauss, Copland, and Mahler—as arranged by Clytus Gottwald.  This repertoire will invite deep and poignant reflection on the joys and sorrows of life, the beauty of nature, and our spiritual journey.


REPERTOIRE – a list of pieces (not final yet!) from which the final repertoire of the atelier will be chosen

  1. Aaron Copland: Zion’s Walls (Revivalist Song), from Old American Songs, Transcribed by Glenn Koponen
  2. Richard Strauss: Morgen!, op. 27, No. 4, Arr. by Alan Raines
  3. Bedrich Smetana: Die Moldau – Vltava, Arr. by Jonathan Rathbone
  4. Frederick F. Chopin: Zal / Jesienne mgly  (Étude Op. 10, No. 3), Arr. by Gasper Jereb
  5. Claude Debussy: Beau Soir, Arr. by Stanley M. Hoffman
  6. Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Kyrie, Arr. by Robert Sieving
  7. Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei, from “Adagio for Strings,” Op. 11, Transcribed by Samuel Barber
  8. Edvard Grieg: Solveig’s Song, from “Peer Gynt Suite”, Arr. by Audrey Snyder; Text by Henrick Ibssen
  9. Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Arr. by Clytus Gottwald for 16 voices
  10. Franz Schubert: Du bist die Ruh’, Arr. by Robert Sieving
  11. Gioacchino Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture, Arr. by Daryl Runswick


Alternate Selections:

  1. W. A. Mozart: Overture from “Die Zauberflöte”, arr. by Ben Parry
  2. Antonin Dvorák: Largo from “New World Symphony”, Arr. by Jonathan Rathbone
  3. Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Edited by Clifford Bartlett / Alternate arrangement:  Kyrie, arr. by Arthur Frackenpohl
  4. J. S. Bach: Immortal Bach (Komm, süsser Tod), arr. by Knut Nystedt
  5. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, op.34, no. 14, arr. by Stanley M. Hoffman
  6. Claude Debussy: Vocalise on “Reverie”, arr. by Clay Warnick
  7. Hugo Wolf: Auf ein altes Bild, arr. by Clytus Gottwald 
  8. Gustav Mahler: Liebst Du um Schönheit, Transcribed by Nana Forte
  9. Ralph Vaughan Williams: Alleluia (Welsh Hymn Tune), Adapted from “Prelude on the Hymn Tune Rhosymedre” by Bradley Nelson
  10. Gustav Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Arr.by Stanley M. Hoffman
  11. Edward Elgar: Requiem Aeternam, Arr. by David Hill OR Agnus Dei, Arr. by David Giardiniere OR Lux Aeterna, Arr. by John Cameron





Beau Soir:


Agnus Dei:


Ich bin der Welt:


Barber of Seville:



"Have you ever wanted to perform great instrumental music or sing the great art song repertoire but found it impossible?  Now is your chance to join the best singers of the invited National Youth Choirs to sing choral transcriptions of Brahms, Schubert, Grieg, Smetana, Rossini, Debussy, Strauss, Barber, and Mahler—including Gottwald’s transcription of “Ich bin der Welt…” "

/Brady Allred/

Atelier conductor:
Brady ALLRED Short bio
Assistant: Yuval Weinberg (IL)
Length: 4a
Start date of atelier: Saturday 25 July
final performance: Tuesday 28 July
Category: national youth choir
Age: National Youth Choir