Robert Saxton: Caritas (Libretto)

Books | Libretto

Publisher: Chester Music
Artist: Robert Saxton
Format: Sheet Music | Libretto
Libretto for Caritas, an Opera in Two Acts.

Caritas’ is in two acts, the first consisting of 12 short scenes, the second being a continuous scena.

The overall form of the opera retains the architecture of Wesker’s stage play, but alters the proportions, in order to create a musically dynamic form. While each scene of the first act is centred around a specific pitch, the second act is a Passacaglia, whose ‘ground’ is a Cantus Firmus, each repetition of which begins on a different note from those of its previous statements. These large-scale architectural features are both reflected in, and derived from, the musical material itself.

ISBN: 9780711929364
Published on: 19 November 1991
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH60030

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