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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, Relationships, Society, Literary





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