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Britten - Bedford

Billy Budd (reduced orchestration of 2-act version) (1951, rev.1960, orch. 2016)

Duration: 158 minutes

reduced orchestration of 2-act version


E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier


Scoring

Major roles: T,Bar,B; minor roles: 4T,7Bar,BBar,2B;
children's roles: 4Tr,boy speaker,boy actors; men's chorus

2(I&II=picc).2.corA.2(II=ebcl,bcl).2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp(3).perc(6):xyl/glsp/tri/bl/tamb/SD/TD/BD/whip/cym/small gong/4dr/

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Territory

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


World premiere of version
01/07/2017
Indianola, Iowa
Company: Des Moines Metro Opera


Moods

Dramatic, Poetic, Tragic


Subjects

Ethics, History, Literary, Relationships, Society




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