The Edge of Glory
Composer: Emory Waters
Librettist: Mary Ann Waters
Other Artistic Personnel: Johnnella Edmonds, chorus director; Anna Epps, children's chorus director
Original Cast: Lisa Edwards-Burrs (Amelia Tibbs); Chiquita Cross (Caroline Tibbs); Kayce Berry (Sissieretta Jones/Mrs. James); Johnnella Edmonds (Augusta Tibbs); Patrick McCoy (Henry Warren); Matthew Duckery (Jesse Tibbs); Harold Haughton (Thomas Clayborn)
Premiere Date: April 30, 2000
Producing Company: Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Description: The Edge of Glory portrays events in the lives of members of a middle-class African-American family in Petersburg, VA, during the Reconstruction Period. Act I is set in 1883 and Act II is set in 1893.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus (10-12), Children's Chorus (8-10)
Orchestration: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones; timpa
Musical Style: Tonal; lyrical; through-composed arioso style with several distinct arias and ensemble numbers
Contact: Emory Waters
Address: 1411 Olde Coalmine Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
E-mail Address: eww02@aol.com or watersew@vadoc.state.va.us
Phone: 804-897-2824
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