Ballad of Magna Carta

Cantata for narrator and bass soloist, mixed chorus and orchestra

Kurt Weill

Year

1940


Duration

15'


Instrumentation

narrator, bass, mixed chorus - 2(II=picc).1(=corA).0.2asax(I=cl,II=bcl).2tsax(I=cl).1 - 0.3.2.0 - timp-4perc-hrp-pft-gtr - strgs


Genre

Guitar in the Orchestra


Text/Libretto

Maxwell Anderson


Premiere

New York, U.S.A., CBS Radio, 4 February 1940: Burgess Meredith, narrator / Mark Warnow Orchestra, Mark Warnow (cond.)


Publisher

European American Music


Source

Kurt Weill Foundation website; Schott catalog;