Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Yan Tan Tethera

Sir Harrison Birtwistle Yan Tan Tethera
Yan Tan Tethera

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Yan Tan Tethera

Year of composition:
1984
Subtitle:
A Mechanical Pastoral
Composer:
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Librettist:
Tony Harrison (01.11.1985)
Roles:
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)
Commission:
Commissioned by the BBC
Duration:
90’
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Yan Tan Tethera

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Yan Tan Tethera

full score
, 90’
Instr.: 1 2 0 2 - 1 0 0 0 - perc(2), hp, str(9 0 4 2 1)

World première

Location:
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (GB)
Date:
07.08.1986
Orchestra:
London Sinfonietta
Conductor:
Elgar Howarth
Main soloists:
Opera Factory

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