• John McCabe
  • Arthur, Part II: Mort d'Arthur (2001)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet

  • 222+asax.2/422+btrb.1/timp.2perc/hp/cel/str
  • 2 hr 2 min

Programme Note


The second ballet in John McCabe’s diptych based on the legend of Arthur. Mordred and Morgan’s continued determination to wreak vengeance on Arthur lead gradually to the battle of Camlann. Mordred and Arthur inflict mortal wounds on each other and Arthur’s body is rowed to the legendary island of Lyonesse.