Between Worlds

(2014)

by Tansy Davies

Description
an opera
Contributors
Nick Drake (Librettist)
Duration
90
Genres
Opera
Text
Nick Drake
Instrumentation
2(II=afl+picc).2.2(II=ebcl).bcl.0 - 2.1.0.btrbn.1 - timp - perc(2): glsp/hi-hat/2 siz.cym/2 susp.cym (bright/dark sounding)/2 tgl/Mark tree/2 glass chimes (row and bunched)/shell chimes (bunched)/jingles (or sistrum)/whip/vibraslap/egg shaker/waterphone/door bell (continuous ring)/5 metal bars of different sizes (resembling temple blocks in pitch - not too resonant and relatively even in volume and resonance)/paper (grease-proof) or dry leaves/3 tpl.bl (1 medium/high, 2 low)/2 guiros (high, low)/2 ocean drums (medium, large)/thunder sheet (very large)/tam-t/bongos (small)/tom-tom (medium/large - heavily dampened)/djembe/snare drum/BD - harp - strings
Singer(s)
16 singers: SHAMAN (CT)/JANITOR (Bar)/YOUNGER WOMAN (S)/REALTOR (MS)/YOUNGER MAN (T)/OLDER MAN (BBar)/MOTHER of YOUNGER MAN (MS)/LOVER OF YOUNGER WOMAN (MS)/BABYSITTER (S)/WIFE of OLDER MAN (S)/SECURITY GUARD (T)/FIREFIGHTER 1 (T)/FIREFIGHTER 2 (Bar)/SISTER OF YOUNGER MAN (S)/CHILD (boy)/OLDER EXECUTIVE (T) Chorus
Languages
English
Commission

Co-commissioned by ENO and the Barbican, London

First Performance
11.4.2015, Barbican Centre, London, UK: English National Opera/Gerry Cornelius
Availability

Libretto 0-571-53910-6 on sale, full score, vocal score and parts for hire

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