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Swineherd: an opera in 2 acts, 1985

Identifier: MS042

Scope and Contents

Swineherd: an opera in 2 acts. By Bryan Beaumont Hays. Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Cast: Voice of the Pot-High (Soprano); Princes (Sopranos); Six Ladies-in-Waiting (Sopranos or 4 sopranos and 2 high mezzos); Emperor (Baritone); Prince (Bass); Cook (Bass); Voices on tape (Tenor); 3 male voices (2 tenors, 1 baritone). Orchestra: 3 flutes (Flt. III --> Piccolo); 2 Oboes; Cor Anglais; 2 Clarinets in B-flat/A; Bass Clarinet; 2 Bassoons; Contrabassoon; 4 Horns in F; 3 Trumpets in C (also 3 C tpts. offstage); 3 Trombones (Trb. III is Bass Trb.); Tuba; Harp; Celesta (interchange with Piano for taped music); Percussion; Strings. Taped music for the radio is pre-recorded by the orchestra. Note at end: 7 May 1985, St. John's Abbey. Opera Dear audience, I am but a poor prince and live in a small kingdom by the sea. Though I haven't much money, there's still enough to allow me to marry, and married I want to be. To whom? None other than the Emperor's daughter! Svinedrengen (The Swineherd) by Hans Christian Andersen Flute Oboe Cor Anglais Clarinet Bass Clarinet High Soprano, Soprano, Baritone, Bass, Tenor Operas -- Vocal scores with orchestra.


  • 1985



340 Sheets : 1 manuscript orchestral score (340 pages) ; 48 cm. + 1 piano/vocal score (257p.); 32 cm.

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Part of the Saint John's University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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Alcuin Library
Collegeville Minnesota 56321 United States