Fables
Composer: Hugh Aitken
Librettist: Hugh Aitken
Work Web Site: http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=HUG
Premiere Date: Not available.
Producing Company: Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at The Library of Congress for The New York Chamber Soloists
Description: Diversion for four to thirty singers and nine instruments, based on ten of La Fontaine's fables, freely translated and extended by the composer. Includes: The Cicada and the Ant; The Oak and the Reed; The Wolf and the Lamb; The Pilgrims and the Oyster; The Companions of Odysseus; The Raven and the Fox; The Meeting Held by the Rats; The Cat and the Two Sparrows; The Animals Sick with the Plague; Death and the Woodcutter
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): 4 to 30 singers. Minimum: Soprano, 2 Tenor, Bass
Reviews: Newark Star Ledger, Michael Redmond, 10-25-1975; New York Times, John Rockwell, 6-27-1976; Washington Post, Joseph McLellan; New York Post, Speight Jenkins, 6-28-1976; Rocky Mountain Journal, Allen Young; Los Angeles Times, Daniel Cariaga, 12-18-1976; Musical America, Robert Parris, March 1976
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: Not Available
Orchestration: fl, 2 ob, bsn - str (4tet)
Contact: Elkan-Vogel, Inc. (Theodore Presser Company)
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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