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Sheet Music: Score

Sappho : opera in three acts / by Peggy Glanville-Hicks ; libretto by Lawrence Durrell.

by Lawrence Durrell and Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1965)

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  • Library Availability: Q 782.1/GLA 4 v.1 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, lyric tenor, dramatic tenor, baritone, bass baritone, bass, SATB chorus, 2 flutes (1st doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
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  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Richard Mills, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Deborah Riedel from the CD Etruscan concerto


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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (489p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Duration: 2 hours, 15 mins

Contents note:

In 3 acts.

Commission info: Commissioned by the San Francisco Opera, under a grant from the Ford Foundation, for Maria Callas as a mezzo-soprano.

Libretto by Lawrence Durrell (with the addition of original text by Sappho). Libretto taken from the Play in Verse by Lawrence Durrell.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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