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The Hogboon

The Hogboon

Children's Opera

Libretto by Peter Maxwell Davies


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Based on a Scottish folk-tale from the Orkney Islands where Peter Maxwell Davies lived the last four decades of his life, The Hogboon is a children’s opera for a combination of professional musicians, students and children. Magnus, the seventh son of a seventh son, is taunted by his brothers for refusing to help on the farm. Still, he is sure he is destined for great deeds of valour. His chance comes when the sea monster Nuckleavee threatens to destroy the village unless he is fed six young ladies and the Princess. Magnus and the friendly spirit, the Hogboon, devise a plan to scare off Nuckleavee and save the ladies and the village.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg & Philharmonie Luxembourg within a series of commissions of children’s operas led by Sir Simon Rattle and Simon Halsey
Opus: op. 335
Performance duration: 55'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 26. Juni 2016 London, Barbican Hall (UK) · Guildhall School Musicians · Dirigent: Simon Rattle · London Symphony Orchestra · LSO Discovery Chorus; London Symphony Chorus · Choreinstudierung: Simon Halsey
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2.2(1.Acl, 2.Acl & bcl).2(2.cbsn)-2.2.2.0-timp.1-1/2perc(4sus cym, crash cym, s.d., b.d., b.d. (pedal), wdblk, temple blk, thunder sheet)-str(10.8.6.5.4 minimum) · Balcony Ensemble (3tpt-2perc(2s.d., 2t.drum) · Hogboon Band (An onstage group of Hogboons and the Hogboon's friends. Non-specific instrumentation, parts may be performed by players of any age)
occupation: Magnus · boy treble - Mother · soprano - Hogboon · baritone - Earl of Orkney · tenor - Good Witch · contralto - Cat · high soprano - Princess · soprano - Six Golden-Tressed Maidens · 3 sopranos, 3 altos - Magnus' Six Elder Brothers · 3 tenors, 3 basses - Bat · non-singing/silent - Nuckleavee (sea monster) / Kittens · Children's Chorus (S. unison) - Youth Chorus (S.A.Bar) - Main Chorus (S.A.T.B)
Performances
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2016-06-26 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall — 19:00 | World Premiere
Based on a Scottish folk-tale from the Orkney Islands where Peter Maxwell Davies lived the last four decades of his life, The Hogboon is a children’s opera for a combination of professional musicians, students and children. Magnus, the seventh son of a seventh son, is taunted by his brothers for refusing to help on the farm. Still, he is sure he is destined for great deeds of valour. His chance comes when the sea monster Nuckleavee threatens to destroy the village unless he is fed six young ladies and the Princess. Magnus and the friendly spirit, the Hogboon, devise a plan to scare off Nuckleavee and save the ladies and the village.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg & Philharmonie Luxembourg within a series of commissions of children’s operas led by Sir Simon Rattle and Simon Halsey
Opus: op. 335
Performance duration: 55'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 26. Juni 2016 London, Barbican Hall (UK) · Guildhall School Musicians · Dirigent: Simon Rattle · London Symphony Orchestra · LSO Discovery Chorus; London Symphony Chorus · Choreinstudierung: Simon Halsey
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2.2(1.Acl, 2.Acl & bcl).2(2.cbsn)-2.2.2.0-timp.1-1/2perc(4sus cym, crash cym, s.d., b.d., b.d. (pedal), wdblk, temple blk, thunder sheet)-str(10.8.6.5.4 minimum) · Balcony Ensemble (3tpt-2perc(2s.d., 2t.drum) · Hogboon Band (An onstage group of Hogboons and the Hogboon's friends. Non-specific instrumentation, parts may be performed by players of any age)
occupation: Magnus · boy treble - Mother · soprano - Hogboon · baritone - Earl of Orkney · tenor - Good Witch · contralto - Cat · high soprano - Princess · soprano - Six Golden-Tressed Maidens · 3 sopranos, 3 altos - Magnus' Six Elder Brothers · 3 tenors, 3 basses - Bat · non-singing/silent - Nuckleavee (sea monster) / Kittens · Children's Chorus (S. unison) - Youth Chorus (S.A.Bar) - Main Chorus (S.A.T.B)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2016-06-26 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall — 19:00 | World Premiere