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Music Text

Libretto by John Olon-Scrymgeour, after Dickens's `Great Expectations' (E)

Scoring
Major role: colS; minor roles: 2S,2M,A,2T,Bar,BBar,2B,speaker; chorus 2(I=picc,II=afl).2(II=corA).2(I=ssax,II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-3.2.2.1- timp.perc(2):vib/t.bells/glsp/susp.cyms/tam-t/BD/whip/tgl/tamb/ steel plate/steel anvil/bell tree/tpl.bl/wind chimes-harp-pft(=cel)- harm or org-strings

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Territory
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Opera
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World Premiere
22/03/1979
New York City Opera, New York, NY
H.Wesley Balk, director / New York City Opera / Julius Rudel
World premiere of version
03/06/2001
St. Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis Opera / Beatrice Jona Affron

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