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Mysteries of the Macabre

Mysteries of the Macabre

Three aria from the opera "Le Grand Macabre"


  • Instrumentation: solo-trumpet in C or Koloratursoprano and chamber orchestra
  • Edition: study score, Kammerorchesterfassung
  • Language: English - German
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I composed my opera Le Grand Macabre from 1974 to 1997. The Mysteries of the Macabre are arrangements of three coloratura arias of the chief of the “Secret Political Police” which have been arranged (beautifully!) for chamber ensemble by Elgar Howarth. My friend Howarth had conducted the world premiere of the opera in Stockholm in 1978 and some of the further productions. The half-nonsense text is an immediate – however more accurate – continuation of the idea of my works Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures, but there is no chromatics in the music any more.
Details
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 9'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Revisionsjahr : 1991
Series: Music Of Our Time
Year of composition: 1974
page number: 56
I composed my opera Le Grand Macabre from 1974 to 1997. The Mysteries of the Macabre are arrangements of three coloratura arias of the chief of the “Secret Political Police” which have been arranged (beautifully!) for chamber ensemble by Elgar Howarth. My friend Howarth had conducted the world premiere of the opera in Stockholm in 1978 and some of the further productions. The half-nonsense text is an immediate – however more accurate – continuation of the idea of my works Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures, but there is no chromatics in the music any more.
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 9'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Revisionsjahr : 1991
Series: Music Of Our Time
Year of composition: 1974
page number: 56
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