Choral Variations on Bach's "Vom Himmel Hoch"

Choreography by: George Balanchine

Music by: Igor Stravinsky

Performances

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Credits

Music
Variations on two treatments of "Vom Himmel Hoch" by Johann Sebastian Bach, [from Christmas Oratorio (1734) and Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel Hoch" for organ (1748)] for mixed chorus and orchestra (1956, dedicated to Robert Craft)
Premiere
June 25, 1972, New York City Ballet, Stravinsky Festival, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Karin von Aroldingen, Melissa Hayden, Sara Leland, Violette Verdy, Anthony Blum, Peter Martins

Set by
Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Lighting by
Ronald Bates