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Thea Musgrave

Publisher: Novello & Co

Marko the Miser (1962)
commissioned by Watney Mann for the Farnham Festival of Schools Music
Text Writer
composer and Frederic Samson
Chester Music Ltd
Music for Young Performers
Year Composed
14 Minutes

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Thea Musgrave Marko the Miser (1962)
Marko the Miser is designed the children to mime, sing and play and can be done either as a concert performance or a stage piece. The words are by the composer and Frederic Samson and are based on a story taken from the Afanasiev collection of Russian Folk Tales. The characters are Marko, a rich peasant, the Beggar, Marko’s Wife and Robbers. The instruments include glockenspiel, chime bars, recorders, clarinet, guitar, piano and a large array of percussion instruments.

The work was commissioned by Watney Wann Ltd for the Farnham Festival of Schools Music, 1963.

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