IN THE BEGINNING: A Native American Legend from the Tlingit Tribe of the Northwest Coast

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IN THE BEGINNING: A Native American Legend from the Tlingit Tribe of the Northwest Coast

Print Edition Price: 

$49.95 conductor's score, narrator script
$310.00 full set of parts with strings 87655

Year Authored (or revised): 

2007

Scoring: 

2-1+EH-2-2/4-2-3-1/2 per, hp/str/narrator

Duration (min): 

24

Movements-Titles: 

15

Text Source/Author: 

Contributed by Glenn Welker, Indigenous People's Literature permission granted

First Performance: 

Commissioned by ArtStart and the St. Paul Civic Symphony; premiered on their Young Persons Concerts Feb 2007

Out of the Alaskan coastal wilderness, Raven creates the earth and then tricks Ganook to help him form all the rivers of the world. The story is set for orchestra and narrator, with narration in between the 15 sections of music. The piece may be performed in excerpts to fit concert programming.

Ensemble Type: 

large orchestra

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