The Black Spider

Judith Weir

Year

1984


Duration

75'


Instrumentation

solo voices (2), chorus (with many small solo parts) - clarinet (3) or trumpet (2) or suitable wind/string alternatives, piano (=electric organ ad lib), acoustic guitar


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Judith Weir


Commission

Kent Opera with funds from the South East Arts Association


Premiere

Canterbury, Kent, Frank Hooker School, 1985: pupils of Frank Hooker School


Publisher

Chester Music and to Novello & Co. Ltd.


Comment

All roles and chorus parts may be sung at any octave, by high/unbroken voices and/or tenor/bass (suitable for performance by secondary school pupils).


Source

Music Sales Classical website;