Joshua's Boots

An Opera in one Act

Adolphus Hailstork

Performing Ensemble: Opera with Chorus
Duration: 00:55:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Though Joshua?s Boots itself is fiction, the background to the story is historically accurate, and parallels documented accounts of the great migration of former slaves from the post-Civil War south to non-Confederate states. A great number settled in Kansas, where many became cowboys.

Additional Information

Cast Voices 4 soprano, pop mezzo, 2 tenor, 2 baritone, other male voices; Chorus (boys & girls) (some doublings possible)
Commission Commissioned by The Opera Theatre of St. Louis and The Kansas City Lyric Opera.
Composition Date 1998
Orchestration Fl.(dbl. Picc.) Cl. Vln. Vcl. Pno. Perc. (opt. on stage instr: Vln. Pno.) Perc: Bass Drum, Cowbell, Glockenspiel, Snare Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Tam-Tam, 2Tom-Toms, Whip, Woodblock
Premiere June 11, 1999. Opera Theatre of St. Louis. 2000, Kansas City Lyric Opera.

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