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Music Text

Libretto by William Shand and Alberto Girri (S,F)

Major roles: 2S,M,T,2Bar; minor roles; 2T,3B,2male speakers; chorus 3(III=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=bcl).2.dbn- vib/bells(3 sets)/xyl/wind chimes (wood)/3 flex/3Chinese gongs/ Javanese gong/susp.crash cyms/BD/SD/5bongos/5congas/5tom-t/cowbells/ tamburo/tgl/tamb/wdbl/tam-t/whip/ratchet/crots/tpl.bl-cel-organ- mand-harp-strings

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

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World Premiere
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Gerald Freedman, director / Joyce Trisler, choreography / Opera Society of Washington / Julius Rudel

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