• Hugo Cole
  • Baron Munchausen (cantata) (1963)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)
  • 3222/4220/timp.perc/str
  • SATB
  • Baritone
  • 35 min
  • Roberta Foster
  • English

Programme Note

Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Münchhausen was born in Hanover in 1720. He fought with the Russians against the Turks and became renowned for the wonderful stories he
told of his adventures, largely the products of a fertile imagination. His audiences never tired of repetition and would help in the telling of the narratives, the more improbable the better they were appreciated. The stories were published in several editions and translations and a selection of them has been made for this work.