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Havergal BRIAN: The Cenci

music drama, overture, 8 scenes, 1951-52

Count Francesco Cenci (bar), Giacomo, Bernardo (his sons) (ten, bar), Cardinal Camillo (ten), Prince Colonna (bass), Orsino (a prelate) (ten), Savella (the Pope’s legate) (bar), Lucretia (wife of Cenci and stepmother to his children) (alto), Olimpio,Marzio (assassins) (ten, bass), Andrea (servant to Cenci)
Beatrice (Cenci’s daughter) (sop), Guests at the feast, Judges at the court

4 flutes (1 also picc), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons (1 also contra), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 2×3 timpani, bass drum, 3 side drums, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, castanets, tam-tam, bells, xylophone, glockenspiel, celesta, 2 harps, strings

duration – 105′

vocal score on sale; performing material on hire


Composer: BRIAN, Havergal
Title: THE CENCI
Instrument: opera
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