The Flood, K098 (Stravinsky, Igor)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1963. Plate B. & H. 19057.
Misc. Notes Black & white. English text and German translation by Ernst Roth (1896-1971) is removed. Robert Craft's claim to the text still overrides the translation in this case since he died later. Originally uploaded by Daphnis.
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Work Title The Flood
Alternative. Title A Musical Play
Name Translations Le Déluge; 洪水; Потоп; 大洪水; Die Sintflut
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 173991671; LCCN: no97068691; GND: 300157800; BNF: 139199558; NLA: 35658353; BNE: XX4641522
Composer Stravinsky, Igor
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K098
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IIS 46
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 parts:
  1. Prelude
  2. Melodrama
  3. The building of the Ark (choreography)
  4. The catalogue of the animals
  5. The comedy (Noah and his wife)
  6. The Flood (choreography)
  7. The covenant of the rainbow
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1961-62
First Performance. 1962/06/14 at the Columbia Broadcasting System Television Network in the U.S.A.
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Gregg Smith (Choirmaster and Allied Choir),
Robert Craft (Conductor) under the Composer’s Supervision
Laurence Harvey (Narrator)
Sebastian Cabot (Noah)
Elsa Lanchester (Noah’s Wife)
Paul Tripp (Caller)
John Readon and Robert Oliver (Voice of God)
Richard Robinson (Lucifer)
Rouben Ter-Arutunian (Stage Design and Costumes)
George Balanchine (Choreography)
Kirk Browning (Stage Direction)
First Publication. 1963 – London: Boosey & Hawkes
Copyright Information Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece, items
containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2066.
Librettist Robert Craft (1923-2015)
Language English, Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 5 narrators, 3 silent roles, 4 male dancers, 4 female dances, tenor, 2 basses, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
Lucifer/Satan (tenor)
God (2 basses)
A Narrator (spoken)
Satan (spoken)
Eve (spoken)
Noah (spoken)
A Caller (spoken)
Noah's Wife (spoken)
Son of Noah (spoken)
3 Wives of Sons of Noah (silent)

Mixed Chorus (SAT)

3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), alto flute, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (1st also D/E clarinet),
bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 tenor trombones (1st also alto trombone), contrabass tuba
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, xylorimba (or marimbaphone), 3 tom-toms,
celesta, piano, harp, strings
(includes 2 solo violins, solo viola, solo cello, solo double bass)
External Links Kirchmeyer Catalog
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Craft compiled the libretto from various sources.

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