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Happy End Songspiel

Suite from Happy End arranged by David Drew (1975)
for mezzo, tenor, baritone and additional voices ad lib., with instrumental ensemble.

Song List
Performance Information
Recordings

Song list

Prologue--Memories and Renovations
Fürchte dich nicht (band only) and Bilbao-Song

1) Hellfire and Repentance
Die Ballade von der Höllenlili
Das Lied vom Branntweinhändler
Bruder, gib dir einen Stoss
Was die Herren Matrosen sagen

2) Youth and Experience
In der Jugend gold'nem Schimmer
Der Song von Mandelay
Surabaya-Johnny

3) Poverty and Riches
Geht hinein in die Schlacht
Der kleine Leutnant des lieben Gottes
Reprise: Bruder, gib dir einen Stoss
Das Lied von der harten Nuss
Hosiannah Rockefeller

Epilogue--Benedictions
Fürchte dich nicht
In der Jugend gold'nem Schimmer (unannounced reprise)

Performance Information

Orchestra: alto sax (fl, picc, cl), ten. sax (bari. sax, cl); tpt, tbn; banjo (Hawaiian guitar or mandolin, accordion or bandoneon, bass guitar); piano (harmonium), perc (2nd tpt).
Duration: 35 minutes
Performance Rights and Rentals: USA, UK, BREV: EAMC
All other territories: UE
First performance: September 12, 1975, Berlin, Berliner Festwochen, Mary Thomas, Meriel Dickinson, Philip Langridge, Ian Partridge, Benjamin Luxon, vocalists, London Sinfonietta, David Atherton, cond.

Guide to orchestration, territory abbreviations, and publishers' symbols.

Recordings

DGG CD 289 459 442-2 Mary Thomas, Meriel Dickenson, mezzos; Phillip Langridge, Ian Partridge, tenors; Benjamin Luxon, baritone; The London Sinfonietta; David Atherton, cond.