The Parting (Lambert, Edward)

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Publisher. Info. Edward Lambert
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Work Title The Parting
Alternative. Title A Scene from a Chamber Opera
Composer Lambert, Edward
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEL 53
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2018 ca.
Librettist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation soprano, tenor, bass, accordion (or piano)
Extra Information Characters ENRIQUE, tenor HIS WIFE, soprano AN OLD MAN, bass VOICES OF THEIR SEVERAL CHILDREN, spoken & pre-recorded

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The Parting is based on a fragmentary play by Federico García Lorca. Enrique is going on a journey and he will be away ‘for a long time’. His wife watches from a window and the voices of his children cry out for presents. An old woman appears and offers to help with his luggage. As they disappear into the distance, the wife and children are left alone. Scene: outside the house