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The Royal Hunt of the Sun

By Iain Hamilton

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Baritone solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Narrator solo, Mute solo, TB, SATB, Piano
Composed by Iain Hamilton. The World Premiere of THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN was given by the English National Opera at the London Coliseum on February 2, 1977. Voice and piano. With Standard notation. Composed 1968. 262 pages. Theodore Presser Company #411-41065. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.411410650).

Item Number: PR.411410650

Iain Hamilton is emerging as one of the most important operatic composers of our time. " The Royal Hunt Of The Sun," his first opera, is a stunning and powerful drama of the Spanish conquest of Peru. The score is filled with vivid sound-painting, spectacular set-pieces and touching lyrical moments, all handled with a brilliant sense of timing. The opera's premiere performance in 1977 by the English National Opera was so successful that the work is being revived for the 1978-79 season - a rare honor for a contemporary opera.

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