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The Beggar's....op'ra : opera

by Donald Hollier (1987)

Also known as: The Sentimental Bloke

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The beggar's....op'ra : overture / Hollier.

Library shelf no. Q 782.1/HOL 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Based on poems by C.J. Dennis.

Work Details

Year: 1987

Instrumentation: Vocal soloists (2 sopranos, 2 altos, 3 tenors, 2 baritones, bass), SATB chorus, flute/piccolo, 2 clarinets/bass clarinet, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, alto and tenor saxophones, percussion, piano, string quintet), stage Palm Court Orchestra (fiddle, violoncello, 'tinny' piano, jazz kit).

Dedication note: "It is respectfully dedicated to the memory of C.J.Dennis, Lottie Lyle and Raymond Longford"

Commission note: "...commissioned by the Australian Musicians Guild"

May be performed as a concert work for soli, chorus and ensemble, however, a stage version of the piece is preferable.

Expanded to 3 acts and revised in 1995.


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