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O Holy Art, A Tragic Opera in One Act, Full Score Only

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By James Nathaniel Holland

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Choral Choir (4-Part) - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. Contemporary, Musical/Show, Opera. Octavo. 214 pages. James Nathaniel Holland #3537691. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (A0.730450).

Item Number: A0.730450

Full Score Only (Vocal Piano Score and Individual Instrument Parts sold separately). O HOLY ART A Tragic Opera in One Act (Opera in English) (Opera duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes) Libretto and Music by James Nathaniel Holland
Combine with Holland operas called "A New York Triptych" "The Discontented Housewife" (Farce) and "The One Upstairs" (comedy) (both sold separately) for a full length evening of fun and accessible American contemporary opera.
Instrumentation: Picc, Fl12, Ob12, Cl12, Bsn, Hrn12, Trp, Trom, Tim, Perc (or Drm set), glock, piano, strings
Singers: Baritone Lead, 2 Sopranos, Bass, 2 Broadway Altos (could double roles), 1 Actor Speaking part, SATB Chorus
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: What happens when a struggling, unknown composer attends a friend's New Year's Eve Party and meets a famous composer who offers to show the work to his agent? Never famous enough, Djeno (baritone), is always rejected and the meeting with the famous composer's agent proves the same. Telling them to do whatever with the piece, it is appropriated by the famous composer and is a hit.
Hearing the piece on the radio and sung by his soprano best friend, Djeno can take no more and commits suicide. His friend must deal with the aftermath of her betrayal.
Musical theater/opera hybrid. Perfect opera university or young voices. Poignant commentary on our time and the superficial, over-importance fame plays in it. Beautiful, accessible music.
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