VOICES AND INSTRUMENTATION 

 Fortune’s Bones: Manumission Requiem

FORTUNE’S BONES: THE MANUMISSION REQUIEM

VOICES

PRINCIPALS

NARRATOR - MARILYN NELSON

FORTUNE - BARITONE (STEPHEN SALTERS)

DINAH - CONTRALTO  (SHANNON FINNEY)

DOCTOR - BARITONE

 

    SOLOISTS FOR KYRIE:

     1-BARITONE

     2-TENORS

     3-SOPRANOS

CHOIR - 150+ VOICES

 

INSTRUMENTATION

    AFRICAN DRUM ENSUMBLE  - 5 PLAYERS

         5 TRADITIONAL AFRICAN BELLS FOR OPENING - PROVIDED BY THE COMPOSER

         TRADITIONAL AFRICAN DRUMS, SHAKERS, BELLS USED WILL BE DETERMINED BY

         THE ENSEMBLE AND COMPOSER

    ORCHESTRA                                

             FL

             Ob

             Clar

             Hrn - 2 

             Sax  

             Eng Horn

            Bsn

             Tpt-2

            Tbn -2

             Bs. Tbn-1

             C-bs Tbn -1

             Tuba 

             Tubular Bells

        Violins (1)-8

        Violins (2)-8

        Viola-6

        Cello -6

        Bass -4

        Contrabass

        Percussion

             timpani-2

             triangle

             tambourine / 

             egg shaker

             bongos

             tenor drum

             roto toms

             double bell

             large shekere

AUDIO

This performance was recorded by the composer at the  

UMD Clarice Smith Center Performing Arts Center Feb. 25, 2012.

*Earphones or external speakers may provide the best sound.

CONTACT DR. BARNWELL

EMAIL: YMBFORTUNE@GMAIL.COM      

MAIL: FORTUNE’S BONES PROJECT -  P. O. BOX 32164 WASHINGTON, DC 20007