Simeon
Composer: Dwight Gustafson
Librettist: David Burke
Other Artistic Personnel: Dwight Gustafson (Conductor)
Darren Lawson (Staging)
Jason Waggoner (Scenic Design)
Richard Streeter (Lighting Design)
Original Cast: Stan Eby (Simeon)
Lorin Pegram (Boy)
Leigh Fort (Beggar Woman)
Chris Gilliam (Boss, a shepherd)
John Chest (Brassy, a shepherd)
Grant Lewis (Tender, a shepherd)
Brad Baugham (Emissary)
Melissa Dickerson (Mary)
Mark Ferguson (High Priest)
Tom Chapman (Joseph)
Premiere Date: December 08, 2008
Producing Company: Bob Jones University
Description: God has promised Simeon, an aging candle-maker, that he will not die before he sees the Messiah. With his time growing short, Simeon wonders how much longer he must wait. But what is this story of angels he hears from Bethlehem shepherds? What heavenly sign could compel Eastern Magi to send an emissary to Jerusalem? And who is this Child a poor couple brings to dedicate at the Temple? [Simeon’s canticle is known as the “Nunc Dimittis”]
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): Simeon (b)
His young apprentice (Boy soprano)
Beggar woman (mz)
Character List (Minor): Shepherds:
Tender(t)
Brassy(bar)
Boss(b)
Emissary of the Magi(t)
Mary(s)
Joseph(Spoken)
Priest(Spoken)
Length: 01:01
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: Chorus of Levites, Attendants to the Emissary, Townspeople, Beggars
Orchestration: 2 fl (picc.), 2 ob (E.H.), 2 cl, 2 bsn – 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba - Timp, Perc, Hp, Synthesizer Str. - 2 or 3 off-stage Trombones
Musical Style: Tonal, lyrical
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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