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

Cantus firmus - The retaining song


Original / Hungarian title
Cantus firmus - A megtartó ének
Foreign language / English title
Cantus firmus - The retaining song
Cantata for tenor and bariton solo, children´s choir, mixed choir and orchestra
Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra
T., Bar. - children´s choir, mixed choir - picc., 2 fl., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg., cfg. - 4 cor., 3 tr., 2 trb., trb.b., tuba - timp., perc. (gr.c., tam-tam, ptto., 5 tom-tom, 2 conga, tambourine, drum set, maracas, tmb.picc.c.c., trg., xil., marimba) - arpa, pf. - strings: vl. 1, vl. 2, vla., vlc., cb.
70 min

Latin / Hungarian
Premiere information
12 April 2014, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest; Péter Balczó (T.), Zoltán Bátki Fazekas (Bar.), Kodály Choir Debrecen, Choir of the Csokonai Theater, Lautitia Children´s Choir, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra
Publisher / Source
Kontrapunkt Music Ltd. K-0184 (On rental)
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