Boosey & Hawkes Composer News
FEATURED COMPOSERS
Maxwell Davies, PeterTaverner (1962-68/1970) 117'
Opera in two acts

Music Text  
Libretto by the composer, drawn from letters and documents of the 16th century (E-L,G-L,Sw-L)

Scoring
2(I,II=picc).2(II=corA).2(I=Ebcl,II=Ebcl,bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.4(III&IV=picc in F).2.2-timp.perc(5):glsp/t.bells/French cowbell/Japanese jingles/ metal disc/knife(with grinding wheel)/metal & wooden claves/maracas/ wdbl/4tpl.bl/castanet machine/football rattle/ratchet/2tamb/2SD/tab/ TD/3BD/Turkish cym/cyms/3susp.cym/cracked cym/tam-t/coil bell/upright pft with action removed/hand bells/2church bells/6tuned gongs-harm-harp -strings; stage orchestra (modern alternatives in brackets):lute(guitar)/ 2tenor viols(2vln)/4bass viols(2vla.4vlc)/violone(db)/2s oprano shawms(2ob)/tab/SD/sopranino recorder(picc)/ co rnett in C(cl)/bass shawm(dbn)/soprano shawm(=alto shawm)(tpt)/ al to trbn(tenor trbn)/nakers(timp)/positive organ/regal/12 soldiers' dr ums; off-stage: descant,treble,tenor,and bass recorders.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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


For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
7/12/1972
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Michael Geliot, director / Royal Opera / Edward Downes


Recommended Recording
Martyn Hill/David Wilson Johnson/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oliver Knussen
(p) 2009 BBC (c) 2009 NMC Recordings Ltd
NMC D157

Buy this CD from our Online Shop






Mailing List

Sign up for news updates and offers via email

SIGN UP
Audio Visual Gallery
Get Adobe Flash player
ONLINE SCORES

Explore our library of over 1000 online scores

VIEW SCORES
FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index