Henry Dehlinger looks forward to 2018

PHOTO CREDIT: MONA BOTWICK
As 2018 approaches, composer HENRY DEHLINGER is back at work on a brand-new oratorio in three movements for soprano, bass-baritone, mixed choir, and orchestra. Dehlinger’s Kohelet, which means “Teacher” or “Preacher” in Hebrew, is based on the Hebrew text from the Book of Ecclesiastes and is conceived by the composer as a companion piece to Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Dehlinger is composing Kohelet especially for a large choral group in Washington, DC.

Dehlinger’s creative output in 2017 includes: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a rhapsody for voice and orchestra with text by T. S. Eliot; A Dream, set to a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, which he composed for his friend and celebrated United States Army Chorus bass-baritone, MSG Kerry Wilkerson; Fragrance, with lyrics by Mark Riddles; and Requiescat: A “Wilde Stride” for Soprano and Piano, a classical-blues crossover set to a poem by Oscar Wilde...

Composer Henry Dehlinger

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Composer HENRY DEHLINGER today announced the publication of his latest opus: THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK. T. S. Eliot's (1888-1965) poetic masterpiece is reimagined in this sweeping rhapsody for voice and orchestra that suggests the symphonic American vernacular of composers like Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein. Dehlinger combines engaging vocal and instrumental textures with contrasting moods and colors to complement Eliot’s stream of consciousness narrative.

First published in the June 1915 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, Prufrock was a new kind of poetry by a poet who was fully awake in his own era—one who expressed a modern sensibility. It reveals the tortured psyche of a prototypical modern person: urbane, eloquent, overeducated, neurotic, and paralyzed with anxiety. Prufrock, the poem's speaker, seems to be addressing a potential lover, someone with whom he desires to consummate a relationship. But all he can do is ask himself, “Do I dare?” In his mind he can only hear others chattering about his inadequacies.

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Danielle Talamantes Premieres Dehlinger's The Mount

SOPRANO DANIELLE TALAMANTES
Composer and pianist HENRY DEHLINGER today announced the upcoming world premiere of his new orchestral setting of The Mount on October 23, 2016 at the Manchester Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of its 78th season featuring soprano soloist Danielle Talamantes with Maestro Scott Humphries conducting. Commissioned by The Casement Fund, The Mount was originally composed as an art song for voice and piano with lyrics by poet Mark Riddles.

Dehlinger also premieres his brand-new arrangement of Almighty God Has Those Angels by Duke Ellington, scored for soprano solo, mixed chorus, and full orchestra. The Manchester Symphony Chorale joins Talamantes and the orchestra with Dehlinger at the piano. The concert will be held at Manchester University's Cordier Auditorium in North Manchester, Indiana...

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