The Masters on the Movies

Composer: 
Michael Dellaira
Alternate Title: 
The Masters on the Movies
Scoring: 
a cappella chorus (with optional actors)
Year Authored: 
2005
Duration (min): 
20
Movements-Titles: 
1. Now, Voyager
Movements-Titles: 
2. Lost Horizon
Movements-Titles: 
3. Queen Christina
Text Source/Author: 
The Masters on the Movies' by Richard Howard
First Performance: 
Cantori, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, April 23, 2006

Ensemble Type

Publisher: 
Simple Magic Music

Three dramatic fantasies for a cappella chorus. After the poem by Pulitzer-Prize poet Richard Howard. (1) Henry James on "Now, Voyager", in 1885, the year his The Bostonians is published. (2) Joseph Conrad on "Lost Horizon", in 1907, the year The Secret Agent is published. (3) Willa Cather on "Queen Christina", after a 2nd version of her "A Lost Lady" was made and Barbara Stanwyck given an affair with an aviator.