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children's Bach

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The children's Bach : opera in two acts / composer: Andrew Schultz ; librettist: Glenn Perry, after the novel by Helen Garner.

by Andrew Schultz and Glenn Perry (2008)

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  • Instrumentation: 3 sopranos, boy treble, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, clarinet in B flat and A (doubling bass clarinet in B flat), violin, cello, double bass, percussion (1 player), 2 pianos (1 on-stage).
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    Performance by Chamber Made Opera, Nicholas Carter from the CD children's Bach

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The work has a libretto by Glenn Perry after the novel of the same name by Helen Garner. The work is set in inner suburban Melbourne in the 1980s and is about 80 minutes duration with a cast of seven including a teenage girl (Poppy) and a ten year old autistic boy (Billy). The cast is accompanied by an instrumental ensemble of clarinet, violin, cello, double bass, percussion and piano; there is also an on-stage piano that is played by most of the opera's characters but especially Billy. The work had its first season with ChamberMade Opera in Melbourne in June-July 2008 in a production directed by Chris Kohn and conducted by Brett Kelly.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (350p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 1 hours, 20 mins

Contents note:

Act One -- Act Two

Commission info: Written with the aid of the RE Ross Trust Playwright's Script Development Awards.

First performance by Brett Kelly, Chamber Made Opera at Schultz: The Children's Bach (Merlyn Theatre) on 20 Jun 2008

Includes brief synopsis.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67309-191-7

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