The Music

2019 Masterwork
Sea Drift by Frederick Delius

“The last great apostle in our time of romance, emotion, and beauty in music.”
      – Sir Thomas Beecham on Frederick Delius

This tone poem, originally scored for chorus, baritone solo, and large orchestra, draws its text from a poem in Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, whose bicentennial we celebrate this year. Delius was greatly moved by this tale of two seabirds, the lament of the male for the loss of the female and what it reveals to the boy observer, by analogy, of the nature of love, grief and the human condition. This edition contains a piano reduction of the orchestral parts.

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Sacred Choruses, edited by John Rutter

This new volume features 28 exceptional oratorio choruses, complete short choral works, and movements from masses or requiems from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Drawing repertoire from Britain and mainland Europe, the collection contains familiar cornerstones of the choral repertoire, as well as some choral discoveries, all in new, carefully researched, and practical editions. It contains works by J.S. Bach, Edward Elgar, G.F. Handel, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi, and many others.


Purchasing Music

The Workshop will not be able to offer scores for rent this year. Singers who do not already own or have access to them may purchase them from Ogontz Arts Foundation, at a significant savings, by pre-order only. Purchased music can be picked up at camp upon arrival or mailed to you ahead of time for a $10 S/H charge.

After you register and pay your tuition, please complete this form. You will have the option of allowing us to charge your purchase to the same credit card you used to pay your tuition (recommended!). Prepayment is required if you want your music mailed to you. If you want to pick up your music upon arrival, you may 1) let us charge it to your credit card, 2) bring a check payable to Ogontz Arts Foundation, or 3) bring exact change in cash.

Cost of music purchased through Ogontz Arts Foundation:
Sea Drift by Delius – $5 ~ Everyone should purchase this. If we all use the same edition, we will save valuable rehearsal time. It contains Sir Thomas Beecham’s edits and David Hill’s markings.

Sacred Choruses, ed. Rutter – $22

If you choose to purchase Sacred Choruses on your own, here is a source: Sacred Choruses, ed. Rutter, from SheetMusicPlus