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Music Text

Libretto by the composer, based on the novel `A Mirror of Witches' by Esther Forbes (E)

Scoring
Major roles: 2S,M,C,2T,Bar,BBar,B; minor roles: S,T,2Bar, 3 speakers; chorus 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2-4.2.2.1-timp.perc(4)xyl/vib/SD/TD/BD/tamb/susp.cym/crash cym/ant.cym/ant.chimes/stone wind chimes/chimes/tpl.cl/wdbl/chinese tpl.bl/gong/bells/bell tree/whip/vibraslap-harp-cel- pft-strings

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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

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World Premiere
27/02/1976
Houston, Texas
David Pountney, director / Houston Grand Opera / Christopher Keene


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