Oliver Knussen: Higglety Pigglety Pop - Full Score

Books | Opera

Catalogue No: 0571529577
Composer: Oliver Knussen
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Higglety Pigglety Pop! is the second of Knussen’s two extraordinary fantasy operas created in collaboration with the acclaimed author Maurice Sendak. Composed between 1984-5 but finding its final form, after a number of substantial revisions, in 1999, the opera – subtitled ‘There Must be More to Life’ – is the story of a well-fed Sealyham terrier, Jennie, who escapes boredom to become prima donna of the Mother Goose World Theatre. Brimming with invention, this hour-long work culminates in a witty opera-within-an-opera, complete with a lopsided – and slightly screwy – overture after Mozart, absurdly abrupt changes of tone and gear, and numerous madcap false endings!

ISBN: 9780571529575
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 24 April 2015
No of pages: 320
Language: English
Publisher: Faber Music