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The Griffin and The Grail
(2014)
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The Griffin and the Grail is a 45-minute work for orchestra, children's choir, men's choir, soloists and narrator, with a libretto by Jon James; a fantasy tale of two youngsters that travel through time to the realm of King Arthur.

It was given its world premiere at the Cadogan Hall in 2014, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jon James, with Olivia Colman as the narrator.

ORCHESTRA

1 Fl. dbl Picc.
2 Ob.
2 Cl. in Bb dbl. Bass Cl.
1 Bsns

2 Hns
1 Tpt
1 Trb

Timp.
Perc. (1 player)

Harp
Piano
Celesta dbl. Sampler keyb.

Strings


SINGERS

Girls choir - soprano & alto
Male voice choir (tenors, baritones)

Soloists:
Becca - girl soprano
Ben - boy treble
Raphael - tenor
Snake - baritone
Sir Galahad - baritone
Sir Perceval - baritone
Sir Bors - tenor
Damsel - falsetto tenor

Narrator


Dur. 45 mins


extract perf. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra dir. Jon James