Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

Yan Tan Tethera (1984)

A Mechanical Pastoral


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1984
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Publisher : Universal Edition
    • Commission: BBC
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Tony Harrison

Detailed formation
  • soloists : solo soprano [Hannah] , solo tenor [Piper / Bad'un] , solo baritone [ Alan (aigu) ; Caleb Raven (profond)]
  • mixed choir(12 unspecified female voice, bass voice [])
  • flute (also alto flute), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), horn, 2 percussionists, harp, 9 violins, second violin, 4 violas, 2 cellos, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 7 August 1986
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Queen Elizabeth Hall


    Performers :

    les solistes de l'Opera Factory et le London Sinfonietta, direction : Elgar Howarth.