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Sheet Music: Score

Francis : a one-act opera for children / music by Betty Beath; words and illustrations by David Cox.

by Betty Beath and David Cox (1973)


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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (58p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 45 min.

Contents note:

Briefly, the scenes represent: Francis embracing the life of poverty; Francis, the builder of churches; Sister Clare; Francis and Masseo at the crossroads; The Wolf of Gubbio; Pope Innocent; the Stigmata; the death of Francis.

Dedication note: To the girls of St Margaret's School, Brisbane, who first performed Francis.

First performance 17 Oct 74. St Margaret's School, Brisbane

Includes performance notes and illustrations.

The cast of the opera: Minstrel, Fillipo, Francis, Old Man, Gossipy Woman, Clare, Clare's sister, Seraph. Also groups of: Young Men (friends of Francis); Beggars; Ballet group of four angels and four demons; Several old men and women of the town.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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