John Adams (1947)

The Wound-Dresser (1988)

for baritone and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1988
    • Duration : 19 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Walt Whitman, Drum Taps

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo baritone
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes, 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 1 trumpet (also 1 piccolo trumpet), 1 timpani, 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer [échantillonneur] , strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 24 February 1989
    Location :

    États-Unis, Minnesota, Saint Paul


    Performers :

    Sanford Sylvan : baryton, orchestre de chambre de Saint Paul, direction : John Adams.