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North American Works Directory Listing
The Boy from Deerfield — A One Act Chamber Opera
Martin Halpern
Martin Halpern
May 21, 2000
The Lark Ascending, New York
Set in Boston shortly before the American Revolution, the opera centers on a naive country boy who comes to seek out a rich and powerful Tory relative in hopes of advancement. What he finds is a city beset by rabid political conflict. When his relative finally appears, he has been tarred and feathered by revolutionaries, and in the end is assassinated before the boy's eyes.
Speaking Chorus
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, string quintet, timpani/percussion. Piano reduction also available
Extended tonality, ^i.e.`, often chromatic but with clear tonal centers
Martin Halpern or Nancy Bogen, c/o "The Lark Ascending"
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Brooklyn, NY 11201

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