Burning Fiery Furnace, The

(1966)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
Second Parable for church performance
Contributors
Plomer W (Author)
Duration
64
Genres
Opera
Text
William Plomer from the Book of Daniel
Instrumentation
fl(=picc) - horn.alto trombone - viola.double bass(=babylonian drum) - harp(=little harp) - perc(1) 5small untuned drums/anvil(small untuned steel plate)/2 tuned wood blocks/lyra/glsp/babylonian drum/multiple whip - chamber organ (=small cymbals)
Singer(s)
Nebuchadnezzar(T),Astrologer/the Abbot(bar),Ananias(bar),Misael(T),Azarias(B),Herald/Leader of Courtiers(bar),chorus
Languages
English, French, German
First Performance
June 1966, Aldeburgh Festival: English Opera Group
Availability

Full score (cased) 0-571-50721-2, full score (paper) 0-571-50681-X, rehearsal score (eng/ger) 0-571-50026-9, libretto 0-571-50088-9 on sale, parts for hire

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'The Burning Fiery Furnace' reviews

'The range of the sound Britten draws from his voices and his handful of instruments hangs on in the mind - the flickering stin of his fire music, the stamping pagan violence of the Babylonian march as the players move around the church, the lash of his percussion, the clean treble voice that pierces the sound in the wonderful Benedicite in the furnace. It is a much richer score than Curlew River, and a more accessible one; and to hold the convention of htese church parables with such an expans Read more

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