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Summer carol

Sheet Music: Score

Summer carol : an opera in one act / music by Colin Brumby ; libretto by Thomas Shapcott.

by Colin Brumby and Thomas Shapcott (1990)

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  • Instrumentation: Voices, 2 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (1 doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussion, harp, strings.
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Time: Christmas Day

Place: Somewhere in Australia

The four grown-up children of the family have gathered, with Eleanor's spouse and Peg's friend Scratch, for the traditional celebration of Christmas. The ghosts of the parents look on, surrounded by a chorus of sympathetic spirits. Carols punctuate the action throughout.

Although this is an opera in one act, an interval may be included.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (353p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 90 min.

Dedication note: "To David Parker and the Canberra City Opera" -- T.p.
Commission info: The libretto was commissioned with the assistance of the Australia Council

First performance by Canberra City Opera — 10 Aug 91. Canberra School of Music

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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