Blue Mountain: A Chamber Opera in One Act for 4 Voices and 33 Instruments
EBM MP078007/ HL 347383
Cast of 4: 3(2Picc,Alto).2(EH).5(Eb,A,Bs,Ctbs).2: Asax.Tsax: 4.3.3.Euph: Perc(3): Harp.Pno/Cel: Vln(1) Cbs(1)
The opera imagines the meeting between Edvard Grieg, at the end of his life, and Percy Grainger in September, 1907 at Grieg’s home. Grieg is in a tormented mental state and the young, talented Grainger is an inspiration and consolation. Commissioned by Det Norske Blaseensemble for the 100th anniversary of Grieg’s death, it received great critical acclaim and is available on recording through Bridge Records.