György Ligeti

Mysteries of the Macabre

Title
Mysteries of the Macabre
Subtitle
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre · Version for coloratura soprano and ensemble
Duration
8:00
Number of performers
16
Instrumentation
1 (also pic.) · 1 · 1 (also bcl.) · 1 (also cbn.) - 1 · 1 · 1 (ad lib. also cbtbn.) · 0 - perc. (s.dr. · b.dr. · tom. · 4 bong. · susp.cymb. · pair of cymbals · 4 temple bl. · tamb. · crot. · cast. · t.-t. · glock. · mar. · guiro · slide whistle · 1 sheet of strong wrapping paper · whistle · police whistle · w.bl.) - pf. (also cel.) · mand. - str. (1 · 1 · 1 · 1 · 1)
Composition year(s)
1974
World premiere
1993-03-11
Boston · Lisa Saffer, soprano · NEC Contemporary Ensemble · conductor: John Heiss
Extra title
arranged by Elgar Howarth
Publisher