Choral Variations on Bach's 'Vom Himmel Hoch'

by George Balanchine 1972

Music: Igor Stravinsky (Variations on two treatments of Vom Himmel Hoch by Johann Sebastian Bach [from his Christmas Oratorio, 1734, and his Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel Hoch for organ, 1748] for mixed chorus and orchestra, 1956, dedicated to Robert Craft)

Choreography: George Balanchine

Scenery: Rouben Ter-Arutunian

Lighting: Ronald Bates

World premiere: 25 June 1972, New York City Ballet with children from the School of American Ballet, New York State Theater

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