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Score Details

Title: Mourning Becomes Electra
Composer: Marvin David Levy
Duration: 150'
Composition Date: 1967, revised 1998-2002
Publisher: B&H Inc
Instrumentation: opera
Description: Lyric tragedy in three acts
Scoring:

dramS,lyrS,S,heldBar,Bar,lyrBar,BBar,B; chorus

ORCHESTRA:2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.2.btrbn.1-timp-perc**(3-4):BD/tpl.bls/ratchet/tam-t/sleigh bells/TD/tgl(L)/whip/susp.cym/tom-t/sizzle cyms/SD/chimes/bongos/tamb/crash cyms/roto-toms(6",8",10")/wdbl(S)/guiro/chinese bell tree-harp-gtr-ekybd samplers*-strings:(12.10.8.6.4)

BANDA:2tpt.ttrbn.btrbn

electronic keyboard*: Kurzweil K2000 or K2500SX w/ Orchestral ROM updates. Other samplers acceptable, but pre-programmed disk, providing cues in consecutive order to facilitate players' immediate accessibility to one cue after another w/o having to search for the patch number, is available only for the Kurzweil.

percussion**:with some doubling and, depending on space and budget and some instrument duplication, the part can be performed by 3/4 players

production notes: 8 Characters (plus Supernumeraries), 4 Stage sets: facade of Mannon house, bedroom, parlor with adjoining study, upper and lower decks of Brant's ship, 1998. Chicago Lyric sets and costumes, rental available; Seattle and New York City Operas, 2003-2004 new co-production sets and costumes rental available.

NOTE: This work requires additional technological components and/or amplification.

Abbreviations (PDF)
Territory: This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world
Rental: Mourning Becomes Electra
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