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The Decision
Thea Musgrave
Maurice Lindsay
Leon Lovett (conductor)
Colin Graham (director)
http://www.chesternovello.com/Default.aspx?TabId=2432&State_3041=2&workId_3041=11662
November 30, 1967
New Opera Company
John Brown, a man of strong character whose insistent warnings about the safety of a coal face being worked have been ignored, is trapped in a tremendous mining accident. Flashbacks relate how Katie loved John but married the foreman, Wayson, for his money and position; eventually she died carrying John’s child. Returning to the present, Wayson considers a rescue attempt useless, but a few helpers are determined to try. Knocking is heard and more miners and Wayson join the rescue party. A breakthrough is made but it is too late. John Brown dies and the opera ends in a mood of guilty recrimination.
Mezzo soprano, Contralto, 3 Tenors, Baritone, Bass baritone, 2 Basses
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2 fl, 2 ob, 3 cl, 3 bsn - 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba - hp, timp, 3 perc - str
Chester Music Ltd.
257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
pm@schirmer.com
413-458-8131
http://www.chesternovello.com/Default.aspx?TabId=2431&State_2905=2&composerId_2905=1098
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