Gavin Bryars (1943)

G, Being the Confession and Last Testament of Johannes Gensfleisch, also known as Gutenberg, Master Printer, formerly of Strasbourg and Mainz. (2001)

opera in two Acts, with prologue and epilogue


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2001
    • Duration : 2 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº LSL 1243-01
    • Dedication : Sandy Brown
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Blake Morrison

Detailed formation
  • ensemble de voix solistes(2 soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, countertenor, 2 tenor, 4 baritone, 3 solo bass-baritone, 2 bass voice), mixed choir [SATBarB]
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 English horns (also oboe, oboe d'amore), clarinet (also Eb clarinet), bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 5 horns (also 4 Wagner tubas), 2 trombones (also 2 alto trombones), bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 2 percussionists, harp, celesta (also harpsichord), 14 violins, 11 second violins, 8 violas, 7 cellos, 5 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 23 February 2002
    Location :

    Allemagne, Mayence, Staats Theater