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Sir Harrison Birtwistle
*15.07.1934

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Yan Tan Tethera

Work Details

Year of composition: 1984
Subtitle: A Mechanical Pastoral
Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Librettist: Tony Harrison
Original Language: Englisch
Parts: Alan, high baritone
Caleb Raven, low baritone
Hannah, soprano
Piper / Bad'un, heroic tenor
Jack und Dick, twins
Davie and Rab, twins
Choir: Chorus of Sheep: 12 Frauenstimmen, 1 Bass (ram)
Instrumentation: 1 2 0 2 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), hp, str(9 0 4 2 1)
Instrumentation details: fl (+Afl), 2 ob (2.+c.a), 2 bs (2. + cbsn), hr, perc (2), hp, vln(9), vla(4), vc(2), cb(1)
Commissioned by: Commissioned by the BBC
Duration: 90′
 
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World Première

Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall London / Great Britain
Date: 07.08.1986
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Main Soloists: Opera Factory

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