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Gunther Schuller

Publisher: AMP

The Visitation (1966),
Text Writer
Libretto by the composer after a motive by Franz Kafka.
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1966
Chorus
chorus
Language
English
Soloist
5 Baritones, 3 Basses, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, 2 Sopranos, 6 Tenors
Solo Instrument(s)
Bass Baritone


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Programme Note
Gunther Schuller The Visitation (1966),

Cast List:
   CARTER JONES: Baritone
   BILL: Baritone
   FRANK: Bass
   JOE: Tenor
   LANDLADY: Mezzo-Soprano
   INSPECTOR: Bass-Baritone
   MISS HAMPTON: Soprano
   MATTIE: Tenor
   PRESIDING OFFICER: Baritone
   CHUCK: Tenor
   MRS. CLAIBORNE: Soprano
   MR. CLAIBORNE: Tenor
   UNCLE ALBERT: Bass
   TEENA:Mezzo-Soprano
   HELD: Baritone
   PATTERSON: Tenor
   PULISI: Tenor
   DEACON: Bass

Synopsis:
Three men and an inspector intrude upon Carter Jones, a black student and warn him that he is known to their superiors. Although innocent, he is pursued by the law and ridiculed by his friends and neighbours. He gets no help from the Legal Aid Society, his uncle, or the preacher to whom he turns in his final desperation. Wandering hopelessly through the streets, Carter Jones is pursued to his death. Following the funeral, a procession of humanity voices its feelings of guilt.

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