Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

A Child of Our Time (1939 -1941)

oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1939 - 1941
    • Duration : 1 h 6 mn
    • Editor : Schott
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Sir Michael Tippett.

Detailed formation
  • soprano, viola, tenor, solo bass voice, mixed choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, percussionist, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 19 March 1944
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Adelphi Theatre


    Performers :

    Joan Cross (soprano), Margaret McArthur (alto), Peter Pears (ténor), Roderick Lloyd (basse), London Region Civil Defence Choir, Morley College Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, direction : Walter Goehr.