'…Shatter the printing press. Make each new book a precious object written on skin.' (Martin Crimp, extract from Written on Skin)
The birth of any opera is a special event. The birth of Written on Skin has been extraordinary (read the London reviews here). It is once in generation, or even a lifetime, that a new opera receives such unanimous acclaim and so many major performances within its first few years. To reflect the remarkable impact of this opera, Faber Music is releasing its very own ‘precious object,’ a limited edition of the full score signed by the composer. One hundred and fifty copies of this First Edition have been produced as a special limited edition and are numbered, signed by the composer and included in a special presentation slipcase.
This unprecedented publishing venture – from premiere to published full score in only 7 months – has been made possible by the especially close relationship between composer and publisher; a relationship that goes back to the time when Benjamin joined the prestigious ‘House Composer’ list in 1976 as a sixteen year-old. Faber Music is proud and delighted that his ventures into opera – Into the Little Hill (2006) and Written on Skin (2009-12) – have made such an impact within the international operatic community.
Promotional pre-order price: £115 (order by 30/4/2013; incl P&P within UK & Europe)
Regular price: £150
Extent: 416 pages
Dimensions: 302x210x35mm ISBN: 0-571-53759-6
Thesigned, limited edition full score of Written on Skin is now available to order at the concessionary price by contacting Faber Music: +44 (0)1279 82 89 82 or firstname.lastname@example.org