Wir erreichen den Fluß

Hans Werner Henze

Year

1974-1976


Duration

120'


Instrumentation

solo voices - orchestra, stage one: 1(=picc, afl, ocarina, trec, Jew's hrp, perc).1(=obda, corA, perc).1(=Ebcl, bsthn, bcl, perc).0 - 0.0.0.0 - hrp(=bass metalophone)-pft(=perc)-gtr(=egtr, tbjo, perc) - vlada(=perc).viola da gamba(=perc); stage two: 1(=picc).0.1(=Ebcl, ssax).1(=dbn) - 0.1(=picctpt, perc).1.0 - cel(=perc) - 1(=perc).1(=perc).1(=perc).1(=perc).1(=perc); stage three: 0.1(=corA, lotus flute).1(=bcl, dbcl).1(=dbn) - 1(=perc).1(=picctpt, perc).1(=btrbn, perc).1 - 1(=perc).0.1(=perc).1(=perc).1(=perc); on the stage: percussion; additionally on the stage: piccolo harp, accordion, angklung, small organ, large organ (ad lib.), trumpet (2), percussion; below the stage: percussion; military band


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Edward Bond


Dedication

Michele Risso


Commission

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London


Premiere

London, United Kingdom, Royal Opera House, 12 June 1976: David Atherton (cond.) / Hans Werner Henze, staging


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

composer homepage; Schott website;