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Score Details

Title: Bliss
Composer: Brett Dean
Duration: 150'
Composition Date: 2004/06-07/09
Publisher: B&B
Instrumentation: opera
Description: Opera in three acts

Major roles: 3S,M,3T,2Bar,BBar; minor roles: 2S,T,Bar; dancers; chorus (up to 48 voices);
3(I,III=picc,II=afl).2(II=corA,whirly tube).3(II=bcl,III=bcl,dbcl).3(III=dbn)-4.2.2ttbn.btbn.1-timp(=sm tgl,lg cym).perc(3):I=vib/tam-t/crot(2octaves)/tamb/7cowbell/3tuned gong/sizzle.cym/Chin.cym/lion's roar/seed rattle; II=dr kit(SD/pedal BD/hi-hat/4tom-t/3bongo/susp.cym/sizzle.cym)/4wdbl/glsp/1tuned gong/whip/tam-t(sm)/whirly tube; III=marimba/BD/2tgl(lg,sm)/ratchet/rainmaker/2tuned gong/t.bells/glsp/vibraslap/bell tree/police whistle/duck call-harp-pft(=cel)-elec.git-MIDI kbd-strings(min., last desk players of vln1&2 also to play whirly tubes;
On-stage: cl, vln, git, upright piano; elec.vln

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Territory: This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world
Rental: Bliss
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