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Music Text

Libretto based on Old and New Testament sources by Peter Sellars

Scoring
SATB Chorus: 40 voices MINIMUM with sound enhancement
3(III=picc)2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.2.2.0-perc:SD/pedal dr/BD(low)/timbale/tom-t(low)/tuned gongs/chimes/almglocken/glsp/3tam-t(large, medium, small)-cimb-pft-harp-bgtr-strings

NOTE: The hiring of a sound designer is a condition/requirement for permission.

For complete technical specifications go to: mhgrey.wordpress.com

Abbreviations (PDF)

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

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


World Premiere
31/05/2012
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano / Tamara Mumford, contralto / Russell Thomas, tenor/Daniel Bubeck, counter tenor / Brian Cummings, counter tenor / Nathan Medley, counter tenor / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Los Angeles Master Chorale / Gustavo Dudamel
World stage premiere
07/03/2013
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano / Tamara Mumford, contralto/Russell Thomas, tenor/Daniel Bubeck, counter tenor / Brian Cummings, counter tenor / Nathan Medley, counter tenor / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Los Angeles Master Chorale / Gustavo Dudamel
Press Quotes

"An extraordinary work, containing some of Mr. Adams’s richest, most daring music."
— Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

Recommended Recording
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Los Angeles Philharmonic / Los Angeles Master Chorale
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 2243

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