The Prodigal Son
Year of arrangement: 2021
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 – 1 0 0 0 – pno, str (1 1 1 1 1) + solos STBar
Commissioned by: Opera on Location
First performance: Kelham Island Museum, 15 Aug 2021
Published by Steel City Music Publishing
Available to hire here (from Autumn 2021)
This chamber edition of Debussy's miniature opera was commissioned by Opera on Location for performances at Kelham Island Museum in August 2021. Debussy's revised (and final) version of the work was premiered at the Sheffield Music Festival in 1908 under the baton of Henry Wood and is here in a brand new orchestration for 11 players, with the original soprano, tenor and baritone solo voices.