• 2121/2221/timp.perc/pf/str; tp
  • 1(pic)11(bcl)0/1101/perc/pf.hp/str; tp
  • S, S, high Bar, Bar, T, Mz, Bar, B; 12 children, globolinks
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • Libretto by the composer.
  • Dutch, English, French, German

Programme Note

Cast List:

   EMILY, 14 years old: Soprano
   MADAME EUTERPOVA, the Music Teacher: Soprano
   DR. STONE, Dean of St. Paul's School: High Baritone
   TONY, the Bus Driver: Baritone
   TIMOTHY, the School Janitor: Tenor
   MISS PENELOPE NEWKIRK, the Mathematics Teacher: Mezzo-Soprano
   MR. LAVENDER-GAS, the Literature Professor: Baritone
   DR. TURTLESPIT, the Science Professor: Bass
   12 CHILDREN (some of whom are required to sing small solo parts)

A busload of children becomes stranded when the vehicle breaks down. It is soon surrounded by unearthly globolinks, who are repulsed by musical sounds. A child goes off to get help and the children are saved by the intervention of good music.




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