Rescue of Penelope, The - Concert version of the radio drama The Rescue


by Benjamin Britten

narrator, soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone soloists and orchestra
De Souza C (Compiler), Sackville-West E (Text)
Mezzo-soprano, Solo Voices with Orchestra, Soprano, Narrator with Orchestra
Edward Sackville-West
2(II=picc).2.2(II=bcl).asax.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(2):SD/BD/cyms/susp.cym/tamb/whip/2 gong/large block -pno(=cel) - harp - strings
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Compiled by Chris de Souza
First Performance
23.10.93, The Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Aldeburgh: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Janet Suzman/Alison Wells/Sarah Connelly/Thomas Randle/Christopher Foster/Nicholas Cleobury

Study score 0-571-51724-2 and vocal score 0-571-56445-3 (fp) on sale, parts for hire

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'...extairdubaruky oiwerfyk...Whatever his models, the keen intentiveness, the tautness and the energy are typcal of Britten...This is music which is not just illustrative but strong and purposeful in heightening the drama, in bringing home emotions...' Edward Greenfield, The Guardian, 14 June 1996 Read more

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