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the shepherdess and the chimney sweep

Music by hannah lash
based on a story by hans christian andersen

The Shepherdess and the chimney sweep

A musical drama for dancer (doubles harp), baritone voice, trumpet, trombone, and bass clarinet


Hannah Lash, Composer

Hannah Lash, Composer





Duration 40’

Commission The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep was commissioned and developed by American Opera Projects in part through The Art Works program of the National Endowment for the Arts

Premiere April 13th, 2019; SITE, Santa Fe, NM; American Opera Projects; Luke Leonard, Stage Director; featuring loadbang and composer Hannah Lash

Roles (4) Shepherdess (danced role by harpist); Chimney Sweep (baritone voice); Shepherdess’s Grandfather (spoken role by trombone player); Mr. Goat-legged Commanding-General-Private-War-Sergeant (spoken and played role by trumpet player and bass clarinetist)

Instrumentation harp; trumpet; trombone; bass clarinet

Publisher Schott Helicon Music, NY

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