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Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti (arr. Johnnie Vinson)


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Subtitle: From Amahl and the Night Visitors


General Info

Year: 1951 / 2006
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

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Program Notes

Amahl and the Night Visitors is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti with an original English libretto by the composer. It was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at NBC studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, where it was broadcast live on television from that venue as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America.

Set near Bethlehem, the story begins with Amahl, a disabled boy who can walk only with a crutch, sitting outside playing his shepherd's pipe when his mother calls for him. After much persuasion, he enters the house but his mother does not believe him when he tells her there is an amazing star "as big as a window" outside over their roof, portending a visit by the three kings.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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Media


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Performances

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  • Arkansas (Farmington) Winds Community Concert Band (Laura Jackson, conductor) – 18 December 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


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