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Delius, Frederick: Koanga (1895-97) 110'
Opera in three acts with prologue and epilogue

Music Text

Original libretto by Charles Francis Keary, revised libretto by Douglas Craig and Andrew Page (E,G)

Scoring

Major roles: 2S,A,Bar,2B; minor roles: 3S,4A,T,B; chorus 3(III=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.3.dbn-4.2.3.1-timp.perc:tgl/glsp/tamb/cyms/ BD/SD/tam-t-2harp-banjos-cowhorn(off-stage)-strings

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Territory

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World Premiere

30/03/1904
Stadttheater, Elberfeld
Staattheater Elberfeld / Fritz Cassirer

Recommended Recording

Eugene Holmes / Claudia Lindsey / Raimund Herincx / Keith Erwin / Jean Allister / Simon Estes / London Symphony Orchestra / John Alldis Choir / Sir Charles Groves
EMI Classics 585 142 2 (2003 reissue)

London Select Choir / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Beecham (excerpts)
Naxos Historical 8.110904

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