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Music Text

Libretto by Horace Everett (E)

Scoring

2S,M,A,2T,2Bar,B,speaker; chorus
2(II=picc).1.corA.2(II=bcl).2-2.2.2.0-timp.perc(2):glsp/tgl/SD/wdbl/
xyl/susp.cym/ratchet/BD/slap stick/tabor/sandpaper-harp-pft(ad lib)-
strings

Chamber version by Murry Sidlin (1987):
1.0.1.1-0.0.0.0-pft-strings(4.0.2.2.1)

Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes

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

Opera
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World Premiere
4/1/1954
City Center, New York, NY
Jerome Robbins, director / New York City Opera / Thomas Schippers
World premiere of version
5/20/1955
Oberlin College
Oberlin Conservatory Opera Laboratory
Recommended Recording
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Elisabeth Comeaux, Janis Hardy, Maria Jette, LeRoy Lehr, Dan Dressen, James Bohn, Vern Sutton, Agnes Smuda, Merle Fristad, Sue Herber, Plymouth Music Series Chorus, Plymouth Music Series Orchestra, Philip Brunelle
Virgin Classics VCD7592532

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