Kurt Weill: The Moritat of Mack the Knife

Kurt Weill The Moritat of Mack the Knife
The Moritat of Mack the Knife

Kurt Weill: The Moritat of Mack the Knife

Year of composition:
1928
Subtitle:
from "The Threepenny Opera"
Version:
based on the text of the Kurt Weill Edition
Scored for:
for voice and ensemble
Composer:
Kurt Weill
Text author:
John Gay
Text adapter:
Bertolt Brecht
Original language:
German
Translator:
Elisabeth Hauptmann
Soloists:
voice
Instrumentation details:
I: alto saxophone in Eb (and soprano saxophone in Bb)
II: tenor saxophone in Bb
III: trumpet in Bb
IV: trombone
V: banjo
VI: percussion (cymbals, wood block, snare drum, tom-tom, bass drum)
VII: Harmonium (and piano)
Duration:
3’15”
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