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Messa in scena di Luciano Berio e Edoardo Sanguineti
Year of composition: 
1961 - 1962
Year composition ended: 

Edoardo Sanguineti

Scored for: 
soprano (solo), choir and orchestra

She, soprano (on stage)


Choir: 2 SATB (Chor A in the orchestra, Chor B in 5 groups in the stalls)
Instrumentation: 2 0 3 2 - 1 2 2 1 - perc(5), hp, harm, alto sax, t.sax, e.guit, vla(1), vc(1), cb(1).
Instrumentation details: 1st flute (+picc); 2nd flute (+picc); clarinet in Eb; clarinet in Bb; bass clarinet in Bb; alto saxophone in Eb; tenor saxophone in Bb; bassoon; contrabassoon; horn in F; 1st trumpet in C; 2nd trumpet in C; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; tuba; 1st percussion: marimba, side drum, wood chimes, hi-hat, fl. à coulisse, guiro, maracas, rattle; 2nd percussion: 2 bongos, side drum, 3 tomtoms, 5 wood blocks, 2 cymbals (1 with sizzles), 3 triangles, 2 spring coils, tubular bells, 2 gongs, fl. à coulisse, wood chimes, quichas, 2 log drums, jingle bells; 3rd percussion: vibraphone, side drum, 2 bongos, 2 tumbas, tambourine, bass drum, 2 spring coils, 5 tamtams, 5 almglocken, 5 temple blocks, sand block, fl. à coulisse, 2 log drums; 4th percussion: glockenspiel, 2 bongos, 5 cow bells, quichas, 2 tamtams, 2 cymbals (1 with sizzles), 2 spring coils, fl. à coulisse, 2 log drums, whip; 5th percussion: xylophone, side drum, hi-hat, wood chimes, guiro, maracas, fl. à coulisse, rattle; harp; harmonium; electric guitar; viola(1); violoncello(1); contrabass(1).

First performance: 
06/05/1963, Piccola Scala, Milan. Giuliana Tavolaccini (soprano), Kammersprechchor Zürich, Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Luciano Berio, Virginio Puecher (stage director)
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