Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

The Heavenly City


Original / Hungarian title
A mennyei város
Foreign language / English title
The Heavenly City
Oratorio for bass-baritone, cello solo, chamber choir and chamber orchestra
to the Kulturkreis Höxter-Corvey GmbH und seinen Gesellschaftern, der Vorsitzenden der Gesellschaftversammlung,Mr. Hubertus Backhaus, S.D. Franz Albrecht Herzog von Ratibor, Fürst von Corvey, Major of the City Höxter Hermann Hecker, Mr. Stephan N. Barthelmess.
Year of composition

Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra
B.Bar., vlc. solo - mixed choir (S-A-T-B) - fl. (anche picc., fl.a.), ob. (anche, 2 cl., cl.b., fg. - cor., tr., trb. - timp., perc. (tmb.picc.c.c., 3 roto., 3 bongo, gr.c., camp., metal chimes, crot., cmpli., gong., vibr., xil.) - arpa, pf. - strings: 6 vl., 2 vla., 2 vlc., cb.
27 min

Movements, parts
1. Senza misura - Lento
2. Allegro vivace

Hungarian / German / English
Commissioned by
Dr. Stephan N. Barthelmess for the 50th Anniversary of Corvey Musikwochen
Premiere information
5 June 2004, 50th Anniversary of Corvey Musikwochen, Schloss-Corvey, Höxter, Germany

27 May 2005, Italian Institute, Budapest; László Jekl (B.), Csaba Onczay (vlc., commentaries), Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Choir, László Tihanyi (cond.)
Publisher / Source
MS (AYQU Music Inc., H-1137 Budapest, Szt. István Park 23.)
Available here!
Hungaroton HCD-32574, 2009 - László Jekl (B.), Tamás Mérei (vlc.), MR Symphony and Choir, Kálmán Strausz (choir master), László Tihanyi (cond.)
Remarks, other info
Citations from the Book of Revelation by John

Hungarian text based on the Bible-translation by Gáspár Károli



Title Publisher
Lendvay, Kamilló: The Heavenly City; Requiem Hungaroton