A Brief History and Analysis of Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo However, it was with the composition of his epic Schelomo: Rhapsody for Violoncello and Large. Ernest Bloch. Schelomo – Hebraic Rhapsody for Violoncello and Orchestra. “I do not propose or desire to attempt a reconstruction of the music of the Jews or. Ernest Bloch. Schelomo, rhapsody for cello & orchestra (or piano). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter.
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Three Jewish Tone Poems was also on the concert, but it had premiered two months earlier in Boston.
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Three Jewish Tone Poems ; Prelude and Psalms and for soprano and bllch — ; Psalm 22 for baritone and orchestra ; Israel: Symphony with voices — ; and Schelomo: Schelomo was the final work completed by Bloch before coming to America in In addition, he also states that sometimes the orchestra reflects the schelono of Solomon while the solo cello expresses his words.
Schelomo is divided into three sections, with each section separated by the use of different textures and themes in cyclic form. Schelomo is scored for three flutes, two oboes, english horn, two clarinets in Bb, bass clarinet, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns in F, three trumpets in C, three trombones, tuba, timpani, tambourine, snare-drum, bass-drum, cymbals, tam-tam, celesta, two harps, violins at least twelve playersviolas at least tencellos at least sixbasses at least four.
In the first section, the texture in the orchestra is transparent. Both orchestra and cello soloist introduce and develop the main thematic material heard throughout the composition. There are six essential thematic ideas introduced in this section. The second section introduces the shofar -like theme and texture for the first time in the piece, which is played by the celesta.
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The theme is then passed to the bassoon. This iteration of the cadenza highlights the conflict between blochh soloist and the orchestra. Put in counterpoint with the new theme, the solo cello is fighting the direction the orchestra is taking.
The aggressive presentation of the orchestra echelomo the solo cello to join in, claiming the theme at an even faster tempo. The final section of Schelomo is marked andante moderato and does not introduce any new thematic material,  instead, texture changes and the main themes from the previous section are developed considerably until the end.
In addition, the introduction of major seconds in the main theme, which was previously highly chromatic, relieves tension. The violoncello with its ample breadth of phrasing, now melodic and with moments of superb lyricism, now declamatory and with robustly dramatic lights and shades, lends itself to a reincarnation of Solomon and gloch his glory The orchestra palpitates in all colors of the rainbow; from the vigorous and transparent orchestration there emerge waves of sound that seem to soar upward in stupendous vortices and fall back in a shower of myriads of iridescent drops.
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