The Snow Queen

Elaine Fine

About this work:
In this setting of Andersen's story the motivation of the malevolence of the Snow Queen comes from the character of Skadi in Norse mythology, and elements of the "Edda" are grafted into the story. Singers play multiple roles in the opera. Published by Seesaw Music. The recorded performance of Skadi's aria "Skadi is the Name" is by mezzo-soprano Marilyn Joy Coles and pianist Susan Teicher.
Year composed: 2001
Duration: 01:20:40
Ensemble type: Opera/Theater:Chamber Opera, Two or More Singers
Instrumentation: ,2 Flute soloist(s), ,1 Oboe soloist(s), ,1 Clarinet soloist(s), ,1 Bass Clarinet soloist(s), ,1 Bassoon soloist(s), ,2 Horn in F soloist(s), ,1 Timpani soloist(s), ,1 Percussion (General) soloist(s), 1 Strings (General), ,1 Cello soloist(s), ,1 Harp soloist(s), ,1 Soprano soloist(s), ,1 Mezzo-Soprano soloist(s), ,1 Alto soloist(s), ,1 Tenor soloist(s), ,1 Baritone soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: The two flutes double alto flute and piccolo, the clarinet doubles bass clarinet. There is are prominent parts for the percussion, especially the bongo and conga drums.
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