Bohuslav Martinů: The Epic of Gilgamesh

  • oratorio in three parts; according to the Critical Edition (1955)
  • for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
  • 2 0 2 0 - 0 3 2 0 - timp, perc(4), hp, pno, str
  • Duration: 50’
  • Soloists:
    Sopran, Tenor, Bariton, Bass
  • 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
    timpani
    percussion(4x)
    harp
    piano
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    double bass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • Dedication: Maja Sacher

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Janácek Oper, Brno (CZ)
Date:
11.12.2014
Orchestra:
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor:
Aleksandar Markovic
Main soloists:
Brian Caspe, narrator; Adriana Kohútková, s; Martin Šrejma, t; Jirí Hájek, bar; Adam Plachetka, bar

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