The Ballerina and the Clown

Libby Larsen

About this work:
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75) was not only a great writer but a great master of papercutting. His papercuts are much like his tales: intricate, surprising, sometimes caustically funny, and far more powerful than their humble scale might suggest. "The Ballerina and the Clown" develops a completely new story (although there are several familiar themes) from eight of Andersen's most charming papercuts, which are reproduced in the score. For more information about this piece, contact: Suzanne L. Ford Performance Promotion Manager Music Department Oxford University Press Tel: 212-726-6109 Fax: 212-726-6441 Email:
Year composed: 2002
Duration: 00:17:00
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Chorus with One Non-Keyboard Instrument
Instrumentation notes: SAA and harp

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