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Ritual Dances

from the opera "The Midsummer Marriage"
orchestra, choir and 4 soloists ad. lib.
Product number: ETP 8066
Edition: Study score
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Tippett’s decision to extract the four Ritual Dances from his opera 'The Midsummer Marriage' as a self-contained concert suite reflects the fact that the medium of dance was always present in his conception of the opera. From the start, there was to be an interaction within the opera between the real world and the world of mythology, partly Greek, partly Celtic. This mythological element culminates, in the finished opera, in the 'Ritual Dances' of Acts 2 and 3. Tippett himself described his opera as ‘a kind of elaborate 'L’après midi d’un faune’, in which the 'Ritual Dances' display a powerful sexual energy, though of a very different kind from Debussy’s voluptuous langour. Composition of The Midsummer Marriage occupied Tippett for six years from 1946 to 1952. The first performance of the Ritual Dances as a concert suite was given in Basel on 13 February 1953 by the Basel Kammerorchester conducted by Paul Sacher, and preceded the premiere of the complete opera by two years. Today the Ritual Dances rival the Concerto for Double String Orchestra (ETP 1331) as Tippett’s most widely-performed orchestral work.

Content

Preface
Prelude
Transformation
Preparation
First dance: The earth in autumn The hound chases the hare
Second dance: The waters in winter The otter chases the fish
Third dance: The air in spring The hawk chases the bird
Fourth dance: Fire in summer The voluntary human sacrifice

More Information

Title:
Ritual Dances
from the opera "The Midsummer Marriage"
Edition:
Study score
Publisher/Label:
Eulenburg
Duration:
N ′
World Premiere:
13. Februar 1953 - Basler Kammerorchester, Basel - Dirigent: Paul Sacher
Series:
Title:
Ritual Dances
from the opera "The Midsummer Marriage"
Language:
French, German, English
Edition:
Study score
Publisher/Label:
Eulenburg
Duration:
N ′
World Premiere:
13. Februar 1953 - Basler Kammerorchester, Basel - Dirigent: Paul Sacher
Series:
Title:
Ritual Dances
from the opera "The Midsummer Marriage"
Language:
French, German, English
Edition:
Study score
Publisher/Label:
Eulenburg
Duration:
N ′
World Premiere:
13. Februar 1953 - Basler Kammerorchester, Basel - Dirigent: Paul Sacher
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
ETP 8066
ISMN13:
979-0-2002-2382-8
ISBN13:
978-3-7957-6418-0
Product number:
ETP 8066
ISMN13:
979-0-2002-2382-8
ISBN13:
978-3-7957-6418-0
UPC:
841886008014
Weight:
0,3 kg
Pages:
140
Format:
19cm x 26.5cm
Binding:
Paperback/Softcover
Product number:
ETP 8066 Q21225
ISMN13:
979-0-2002-2382-8
ISBN13:
978-3-7957-6418-0
Pages:
140
File format:
(PDF / 2,05 MB)

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