Mezzo-soprano voice, baritone voice, bass voice, chamber orchestra (flute (+piccolo), oboe (+english horn), clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion (tubular bells, timpani, suspended cymbal, tenor drum, snare drum, crotales, 3 wood blocks, tambourine, vibraphone, glockenspiel, whip, jingles, xylophone, ra) - Level D (difficult)
An Extravaganza in One Act. Composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Edited by Michael Burden. William Walton Edition. Full Score. 280 pages. Duration 50'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193384439).
Item Number: OU.9780193384439
ISBN 9780193384439. 13 x 10 inches.
This new edition of The Bear is based on a full assessment of all extant sources and takes account of Walton's various revisions. A new vocal score is also published on sale, and new orchestral material fully compatible with this score is available for hire from the publisher.
About William Walton Edition
In March 2014 Oxford University Press published the last volume in its magnificent William Walton Edition, the only complete critical edition of a 20th-century British composer's oeuvre. All 24 volumes are handsomely printed and bound. Walton's entire output is now available to scholars and performers in a definitive and fully practical edition, based on the form in which the composer ultimately wished his music to be performed. The general editor, David Lloyd-Jones - the eminent conductor, English music specialist, and founder of Opera North - invited a world-class expert to edit each volume. Carefully researched introductory essays place the works in their historical context and in the composer's oeuvre, and there are full critical notes.