Gavin Bryars (1943)

Doctor Ox’s Experiment (1997)

opera for 12 solo voices, choir and orchestra

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1997
    • Duration : 2 h 10 mn
    • Commission: English National Opera
    • Dedication : typhon Ruby
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Blake Morrison d’après la nouvelle de Jules Verne Une Fantaisie du Docteur Ox

Detailed formation
  • ensemble de voix solistes(2 soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, 2 countertenor, 2 tenor, 2 baritone, 2 solo bass-baritone), mixed choir [SATB]
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also oboe d'amore, English horn), clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns, flugerlhorn, 2 trombones, bass trombone, harp, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, 3 percussionists, 6 violins [minimum] , 6 second violins [minimum] , 5 violas [minimum] , 4 cellos [minimum] , 3 double basses [minimum, dont une amplifiée]

Creation information

Information about electronic
Electronic device : amplification