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SEE ALSO

AVAILABLE SCORES:
the CIVIL warS: a tree is best measured when it is down. ACT V - Rome Section at ChesterNovello.com
Interlude No. 1 from "the CIVIL warS - Rome Section" at ChesterNovello.com
Interlude No. 2 from "the CIVIL warS - Rome Section" at ChesterNovello.com

RELATED COMPOSITIONS:
the CIVIL warS - Cologne

RELATED RECORDINGS:
Symphony No. 3 on Nonesuch
the CIVIL warS: a tree is best measured when it is down. Act V — The Rome Section on Nonesuch Records

CATEGORIES:
Opera

the CIVIL warS - Rome

A tree is best measured when it is down. Act V - Rome section (1983) 120'

Music by Philip Glass.
Libretto by Maita di Nascemi and Robert Wilson.
Text in Latin, Italian, English.

CAST:
S, Mz, T, Bar, B; 2 speaking parts (M+F); SATB chorus; 2 (pic) .2.2(bcl).2/ 4.3.2 btbn.1/hp/ timp. 3 perc (SD, BD, cym, wdbl)/ str, fl, cl, bn, 4hn, 2 vln, va, vc, bass.

COMMISSION:
Commissioned by the Opera di Roma

PREMIERE:
March 1984, Opera di Roma, conducted by Marcello Panni

NOTES:
Part of Robert Wilson's multi-composer epic for the Olympic Games of 1984, the Rome Section of "the CIVIL warS" is a unit all its own, non-narrative, and portrays the future, the present, the past (both near and distant), and the legendary - all existing simultaneously. The opera is symbolic, metephysical, realistic, metaphomical, and its stage ranges from ancient Athens to the spaceship-filled future of the human race.

PUBLISHER:
Dunvagen Music Publishers
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