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Del Tredici, DavidThe Spider and the Fly (1998) 45'
for high soprano, high baritone and orchestra

Music Text  
Mary Howitt (E)

Scoring
3(II,III=picc).3(III=corA).4(III=Ebcl,IV=bcl).3(III=dbn)-4.3.3.1- timp.perc(5):I=xyl/vib/tamb/glass wind chimes/ratchet/high,low wdbl/ claves/lg whip; II=vib/TD/timbales(high,low)/tom-t(high,low)/tgl/SD/ lg wind machine/bell tree/susp.cym(high,low)/bongos(high,low)/ 5tpl.bl/ratchet/cast III=glsp/BD/cyms/ratchet/tgl; IV=t.bells/susp. cym(sm,lge)/lge tam-t/guiro/cowbells(high,low)/tamb/anvil-harp-cel-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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

World Premiere
5/28/1998
Avery Fisher Hall, New York, New York
Tracy Dahl (sop), Nathan Gunn (bar) / New York Philharmonic / Kurt Masur


Composer's Notes  
The Spider and the Fly is a dramatic setting of Mary Howitt’s famous poem of seduction which begins, 'Will you walk into my parlor? said the spider to the fly.' A series of duets and arias - the many faces of enticement and resistance - frame an orchestral fugue, Building the Web. The piece is scored for coloratura soprano (fly), baritone (spider), and orchestra.

David Del Tredici 1998


Reproduction Rights
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