Symphony No. 2

"The Sweet Season"

Peter Schickele

Publisher: Elkan-Vogel, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Inspired by the 16th-century poem ?Description of Spring? by Henry Howard:

The sweet season that bud and
bloom forth bring,
With green hath clad the hill
and eke the vale;

The nightingale with feathers
new she sings;
The turtle to her mate hath
told her tale.

Summer is come, for every
spray now springs;
The hart hath hung his old
head on the pale;
The buck in brake his winter
coat he flings;
The fishes float with new

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Additional Information

Commission This work was commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with funds provided by Marshall Field's "Project Imagine" with support from the Target Foundation
Composition Date 2001
Duration 00:22:00
Orchestration 2(dbl. Picc.) 2 2(dbl.B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp./Perc. Pno. Hp. Str. (min:
Premiere September 21st, 22nd, 2001. The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Sanderling. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota.


I. Piper at the Gates of Dawn
II. Renaissance
III. Springs Eternal
IV. A Birthday
V. Storm Passing Through
VI. Maypole Dance