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Die Brück am Tay

It is hard to believe that Theodor Fontane's epic ballad was written in the 1870s.  It is so terse, understated and has such a cinematic sweep, with shifting points of view and finely drawn characters that it could easily have been written this year.

Though scored for a capella  double chorus and six soloists, I think of this as my first operatic venture.  The choir is distributed round the hall and there is a certain amount of acting involved.

The piece was commissioned by the Feldkirch Festival and performed there and in Bad Kissingen in June 2004.

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