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Bang!
Composer John Rutter
Librettist David Grant
Lyricist

Synopsis
Based on the Guy Fawkes conspiracy to blow up the houses of Parliament (1605), the work poses serious questions about rebellion, religious idealism and the conflict between violent means and good ends.
Synopsis Compiled By Susan Brailove

Subject The conflict between (violent) means and (good) ends; Historical drama
Musical Style Traditional
Running Time 60 min.
Critical Evaluation Music rather difficult, but exciting. - Jeanne Nichols, Opera For Youth, Inc. (OFY Bibliography, 1982)

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Instrumentation perc; elec. organ; pf; str; or 2fl, ob, 2cl, bsn, 2hn, 2tpt, 2tmb, 3perc, hpchd/pf, str  
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Commissioned By Trinity Boy's Choir, Trinity School, Croydon, England
Year Composed 1976
First Performed By Trinity School at Fairfield Hall
Date 14 March, 1975
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Publisher Oxford University Press
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