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John Tavener

Publisher: Chester Music

The Cappemakers (1964)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Chamber Opera
Year Composed
1964
Duration
30 Minutes
Chorus
male chorus
Language
English
Soloist
10 soloists, 2 narrators
Programme Note
John Tavener The Cappemakers (1964)
BRIEF PROGRAMME NOTE

Skilfully using the text of the original York Mystery Play, the composer has written vivid dramatic accounts of the Woman taken in Adultery and the Raising of Lazarus from the Dead. The two scenes, although independent of each other, are linked by an extended musical interlude.

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