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The Silver Tassie
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Amanda Holden
Bill Bryden, Director; Bill Dudley, Designer
Gerald Finley (bass-baritone)
February 16, 2000
English National Opera
The action takes place during the Great War, circa 1917, in a small town in Ireland as well as at the front of the war. The story is of Harry Heegan, a football hero, whose life is destroyed when he is wounded and loses the use of his legs. The story also tells of how the war has changed the lives of those around him.
Harry Heegan(bar), Susie Monican(mz), Mrs. Foran(s), Teddy Foran(bar), Barney Bagnal(bar), Jessie Taite(s), Mrs. Heegan(mz), Sylvester Heegan(t), Dr. Maxwell(t), The Croucher(b), Officer(t), Corporal(bar)
Stretcher Bearers
Boys Chorus, Soldiers, Mens Chorus
3 fl(2 picc, afl), 3 ob(3 Eng Hrn), 2 cl(2 Acl, bcl), bcl(Bbcl), 3 bsn(3 cbn), ssax(asax) - 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn(3 euph), 1 tba - 3 perc(timp, sndr, TD, large BD, pedal BD, 2 tom-toms, large sus cym, smal sus cym, splash cym, sizz cym, wdbl, 4tbl, tamb, wh, tri, large tam-tam, 7 tuned gngs(B, C, D, Eb, E, F, G), Japanese temple bell, 4 large cb, log dr, brake dr, mar, vib, crots, tub bells, large metal bar, cast, lion's roar, harmonica) - hp, pf(cel), upright pf (act IV only) - str(12 vln1, 12 vln2, 10 vla, 8 vc, 6 db)
Influences of Britten and Tippett; lyrical; modern
Schott Music Corporation

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