New Year Suite

Suite from the opera

Michael Tippett

Year

1989


Duration

30'


Movements

I. The Space Ship Lands (tape); II. Prelude; III. The Shaman Dance; IV. The Hunt for the Scapegoat; V. Donny's Skarade; VI. Donny's Dream; VII. Dream Interlude (includes taped voices); VIII. Jo Ann's Dreamsong; IX. Love Scene for Jo Ann and Pelegrin; X. Paradise Dance; XI. The Beating-Out of the Scapegoat (the Bad Old Year); XII. Ringing in the New Year; XIII. The Space Ship takes off again (tape)


Instrumentation

3(I-III=picc).2.corA.1.bcl.asax.tsax.barsax(=ssax).2.dbn - 4.2.3.1 - 5perc-hrp-egtr-bgtr - 4.4.4.4.2 (min) - tape


Genre

Guitar in the Orchestra


Dedication

Graham Modlen


Premiere

San Francisco, U.S.A., 10 January 1990: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Muhai Tang (cond.)


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

Schott website; BMIC website;