Paul Bunyan

(1940)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
operetta in 2 acts, based on the story of the American folkhero Paul Bunyan
Contributors
Auden Wh (Author)
Duration
114
Genres
Opera
Text
W.H.Auden Translations exist in German (Erich Fried)
Instrumentation
2(II=picc).1.2(II=asax).bcl.1 - 2221 - timp(=susp.cym)- perc(1): susp.cym/tgl/SD/TD/glsp/gong/BD+cym/cyms/wdbl/xyl/tamb/vib - pno(=cel) - harp - strings on stage vln.gtr.db
Singer(s)
Voice of Paul Bunyan(spoken),Johnny Inkslinger(T),HotBiscuit Slim(T),Sam Sharkey(T),Ben Benny(B),Hel Helson(Bar)
Languages
English, German
First Performance
5.5.41, Brander Matthews Hall, New York. First performance (revised edition): 4.6.76, Aldeburgh Festival, The Maltings, Snape:English Music Theatre/Steuart Bedford
Availability

Full score 0-571-50680-1, vocal score (Eng) 0-571-50538-4, chorus part 0-571-50610-0, libretto 0-571-51938-5 on sale, parts for hire
Material for alternative version scored for two pianos and percussion (David Matthews) for hire

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