Adams, John : El Niño (1999-2000)  111'

A Nativity Oratorio for chorus and orchestra

Music Text

Biblical texts, Gnostic Infancy Gospels, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rosario Castellanos (E-S)

S,M,Bar,3CT; chorus; children's chorus
2(I,II=picc).2(I,II=corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)- tgl/gong/almglocken/guiro/maracas; II=crot/almglocken/gong/hi cowbell/3tgl/; III=gong/chimes/crot/claves/2tgl/2temple bowls-harp-pft(=cel)-2kbd (I=pft,cel;II=sampler,cel)- 2steel string gtr-strings(minimum

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World Premiere
Châtelet, Paris
Dawn Upshaw/Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson/Willard White/Peter Sellars, director / Deutsches Symphonie Orchester/London Voices / Kent Nagano

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