• 111(bcl).1/1110/timp(perc)/str
  • Baritone, Bass, Mezzo Soprano, Soprano, Tenor; speaker
  • 45 min
  • Libretto by the composer after the play "The Man in the Bowler Hat" by A. A Milne.
  • English

Programme Note

John and Mary are having a quiet, boring evening at home, lamenting the absence of excitement in their lives. A stranger enters, followed by a Hero, a Heroine and a Villain. John and Mary then become embroiled in the suspenseful, life-and-death drama which ensues, a drama having something to do with a Rajah’s Ruby. Excitement abounds.