WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

SYMPHONY OF THE SIMPLE AND GOOD PEOPLE
1931

I. In the Plains: Allegretto vivo
II. Pastoral Idyll (with choir): Moderato, ma non troppo lento
III. Near the Hearth (with mezzo-soprano): Scherzo
IV. On the Mountain (with choir): Finale

Orchestra: 3 4 (incl. Oboe d’ amore) 4 4 – 6 4 4 1 – Timpani, Percussion, Celesta, 2 Harps, Xylophone, Strings, Mixed choir, Mezzo-soprano solo

Duration: 40’

First Performance: 10 January 1932
Olympia Theatre, Athens
Symphony Orchestra of the Athens Conservatory
Conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos
Soloist: Eleni Nikolaidi
Student Choir of the National Conservatory

Publication: Unpublished.

Recording
Manolis Kalomiris, Quarteto quasi una Fantasia, for harp, flute, English horn and viola / Symphony No 2, Of Simple and Good People.
Aliki krithari, harp
Stella Gadedi, flute
Christos Argyropoulos, English horn
Yannis Vatikiotis, viola
Markella Hatziano, mezzo soprano
Bulgarian RTV Orchestra & Chorus
Byron Fidetzis, conductor

The Greek title (Η Συμφωνία των Ανίδεων και Καλών Ανθρώπων) has also been translated as The Symphony of Innocent and Kind-Hearted People, in: Little, Bliss, The Symphonies of Manolis Kalomiris (1883-1962), Master’s thesis, University of Kansas, 1985.
[Note by Maria Voelker-Kamarinea]


The composer, leaving the last time for the hospital before his death, had place on his desk The Symphony of the Simple and Good People, which he was revising for and intended publication of which he had completed 42 score pages of the first movement. Furthermore, marked in red pencil on the old manuscript score, were the intended changes which he was ultimately unable to complete. However, it is obvious from the 42 pages of the new score, as well as from the other indications, that he intended to reduce the instrumentation. He no longer requires an oboe d’ amore, nor an Eb Clarinet; the number of horns is reduced from 6 to 4, etc.
He also indicates the tempo of the first movement as Allegretto vivo instead of Allegreto vivace, as in the previous manuscript. The indication Allegretto vivo is retained in this Catalogue.
[Note by Fivos Anoyanakis]

Audio
Manolis Kalomiris: Symphony of the Simple and Good People (1931)
[link]
II. Pastoral Idyll – Moderato, ma non troppo lento
Bulgarian RTV Orchestra & Chorus
Byron Fidetzis, conductor
Markella Hatziano, mezzo soprano

ΟΡERΑS

THE MASTER BUILDER
Ο Πρωτομάστορας

THE MOTHER'S RING
Το δαχτυλίδι της Μάνας

SUNRISE
Ανατολή

THE SHADOWY WATERS
Ξωτικά νερά

KONSTANDINOS PALEOLOGOS
(The Fall of Constantinople)

Κωνσταντίνος ο Παλαιολόγος (Πήραν την Πόλη)

WORKS FOR VOICE AND ORCHESTRA

MAGIC HERBS
IAMBS AND ANAPAESTS - PART II
Μαγιοβότανα

THE PEDDLER
Ο Πραματευτής

I LOVE YOU
IAMBS AND ANAPAESTS - PART I
Σ’ αγαπώ

SONGS OF SIKELIANOS
Τραγούδια του Σικελιανού

FIVE SONGS FROM
THE FOURTH BOOK OF

THE CITY AND THE SOLITUDE
Πέντε τραγούδια από το τέταρτο βιβλίο Της πολιτείας και της μοναξιάς

THE TWO TOWNCRIERS
Οι δυο διαλαλητάδες

THE CURSE
Η κατάρα

“HAIDE HOURDE”
Χάιντε Χούρδε

WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO

ORIENTAL PAINTING
Ανατολική ζωγραφιά

THREE BALLADS
Τρεις μπαλάντες

NOCTURNE
Νυχτιάτικο

PATINADA
Πατινάδα

TWO RHAPSODIES
Δύο ραψωδίες

PRELUDES FOR PIANO
Πρελούδια για πιάνο

THE DEATH OF THE VALIANT WOMAN
Ο θάνατος της Αντρειωμένης

ΙΝΤΕΡΜΕΖΖΟ (from the opera SUNRISE)
Ιντερμέδιο (από την όπερα Ανατολή)

PRELUDE (from the MAGIC HERBS)
Πρελούδιο (από τα Μαγιοβότανα)

WORKS FOR TWO PIANOS

PRELUDE AND FUGUE
Πρελούδιο και φούγκα

ROMEIKI SUITE
Ρωμέικη σουίτα

SYMPHONY No. 3, “PALAMIKI” – Third part
Συμφωνία αρ.3 «Παλαμική» – Τρίτο μέρος

MINAS THE REBEL - CORSAIR OF THE AEGEAN
Μηνάς ο Ρέμπελος – Κουρσάρος στο Αιγαίο

PEDAGOGICAL WORKS FOR PIANO

FOR THE GREEK CHILDREN
Για τα ελληνόπουλα

FIRST PIANO LESSONS
Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

INCIDENTAL MUSIC

MUSIC AND MELODRAMA FOR “STELLA VIOLANTI”
Στέλλα Βιολλάντη – Μουσική και Μελόδραμα

SABBATH OF SOULS
Ψυχοσάββατο

PARGA
Η Πάργα

MACBETH
Μάκβεθ

THE SHEPHERDESS’ LOVER
Ο αγαπητικός της βοσκοπούλας

MUSICO-PEDAGOGICAL WORKS

ELEMENTARY THEORY
Στοιχειώδης θεωρία

VOCALISE – ÉTUDE

HARMONY
Αρμονία

MUSICAL FORMS
Μουσική μορφολογία

INSTRUMENTATION
Οργανογνωσία

FIRST PIANO LESSONS
Τα πρώτα μαθήματα για πιάνο

LESSONS IN MUSIC
Μαθήματα μουσικής

MELODIC EXERCISES
Μελωδικαί ασκήσεις

RHYTHMIC EXERCISES
Ρυθμικαί ασκήσεις

HARMONY EXERCISES
Θέματα αρμονίας

WORKS NOT LISTED IN THE MAIN BODY OF THE CATALOGUE
Έργα που δεν αναφέρονται στο κυρίως σώμα του Καταλόγου