A Field Manual

Overture and Five Songs on the poetry of Edward Field

David Del Tredici

Year

2008


Duration

40'


Movements

I. Overture; II. Sonia Henie Sonnet; III. Old Acquaintance; IV. The Book of Sorrow; V. Beside a Pool; VI. The Countess and Sweet Gwendolyn's Tale


Instrumentation

soprano, baritone - flute, saxophone, percussion, electric guitar, piano ( or synthesizer), violin, violoncello, double bass (or electric bass)


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Text/Libretto

Edward Field


Dedication

Brian Coughlin (Fireworks founder and director)


Commission

Fireworks Ensemble and Then & New Concerts


Premiere

New York, U.S.A., Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 31 May 2008: Melissa Fogarty, soprano / Chris Trakas, baritone / Fireworks Ensemble / David Del Tredici, conductor


Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes


Source

composer homepage;