Universal Edition - Bohuslav Martinu – The Epic of Gilgamesh

Bohuslav Martinu

Bohuslav Martinu
The Epic of Gilgamesh

Year of composition: 1955
Subtitle: oratorio in three parts; according to the Critical Edition
Scored for: for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
Composer: Bohuslav Martinu
Choir: SATB
Soloists: Sopran, Tenor, Bariton, Bass
Instrumentation: 2 0 2 0 - 0 3 2 0 - timp, perc(4), hp, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
violin I
violin II
double bass
Duration: 50′
Dedication: Maja Sacher
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World Première

Location: Janácek Oper Brno / Czech Republic
Date: 11.12.2014
Orchestra: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Choir: Czech Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Aleksandar Markovic
Main Soloists: Brian Caspe, narrator; Adriana Kohútková, s; Martin Šrejma, t; Jirí Hájek, bar; Adam Plachetka, bar
Remarks: semi-staged performance

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

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