The Ballad of Robin Hood
An opera designed to be performed by middle school performers. The opera contains all the parts of a traditional opera: overture, choruses, arias, love duet, and a crowd scene with dancers, jugglers, tumblers. The setting is 12th Century England and the plot comes from the famous legend.
Cast of Characters
Wandering Minstrel (optional) - tenor Little John - range f-d' Will Scarlet - range c'-db" optional eb" Sheriff of Nottingham - range f-c' Maid Marian - range c'-c" Robin Hood - range c'-c" Merry Men - S.A. Chorus Townspeople - S.A. Chorus
Friar Tuck Courier King Richard Narrator (if wandering minstrel is not used) 3 Trumpeters on stage jugglers clowns dancers tumblers guards
Co-op Press grants you permission to duplicate as many parts as needed for performance. This opera can be performed with piano accompaniment only or with optional instrumental accompaniment. If you plan to do the work with just piano accompaniment, all you need to purchase is the piano/vocal score from the parts section. If you plan to use the instrumental accompaniment, you will want to purchase the full score containing vocal parts, piano accompaniment, parts A,B,C,D and two percussion parts as well as the piano/vocal score and whatever parts you need. There are separate parts as follows: Part A - Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Trumpet in Bb, Violin Part B - Clarinet in Bb or Trumpet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Violin Part C - Bassoon, Trombone, or Euphonium; Tenor Saxophone in Bb or Euphonium T.C.; Horn in F; Viola; Cello Part D - Baritone Saxophone in Eb; Bass Clarinet; Bassoon, Trombone, or Euphonium; Euphonium T.C., Tuba, Cello, Double Bass Percussion 1 - S.D., B.D., W.B., Trg., Timpani Percussion 2 - Tamb., S.C., BD, Ratchet, W.B., Trg. If more than one instrument is used on a part, the conductor should feel free to orchestrate the performance in order to achieve more color. The mp3 file is of Act 1 Scene 1 only.
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