A Comedy for the End of Days
a play with songs

Ronald Hannah
Composer
Ronald Hannah
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 02:00:00
Genre: Staged Vocal Works, Operas, Complete Vocal Score

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 4 x Saxophone
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified keyboard
  • 1 x Soprano
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 1 x Tenor
  • 2 x Baritone
  • 2 x Bass
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Soprano
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 1 x Tenor
  • 2 x Baritone
  • 2 x Bass
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Programme Note:
This is a play with songs. Its plot concerns the conflict between two former friends, both of whom studied the sciences but one became disenchanted and left the field to pursue spiritual matters. The former now holds the latter in comtempt and is angry that he has denied the world his fine intellect in order to retire to a cave on December 21, 2012 to await the End of the World. When the end does not come their argument resumes, one heaping scorn on the other for intellectual weakness and the other for failing to see that quantum physics has reached a point at which there can be no choice but to abandon linear reaoning. They have a son and a daughter respectively, who are in love, and who plot with two secondary characters - a Medieval Pope and a Mayan priest - to fake a wedding and try to reconcile the two curmudgeons.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 7110 H243co
  • Genre:
  • Staged Vocal Works, Operas, Complete Vocal Score
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 26, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (225 p.) ;
    225 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 225
    Piano Reduction: 153 Pages
    1 piano reduction (153 p.) + 12 parts (available for rental) ([225] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    1 script (31 p.) ;
    Height: 35.3 cm
    Width: 25 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Play and Music by Ron Hannah
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