Original Creative Work - Musical Composition

Zen Story

M Young, A Spence

Published : 2010


Commissioned and premiered by Scottish Opera, part of their Five: 15 series (new work commissioning series). The operetta (4 singers and full orchestra) received 8 performances throughout Scotland; Profile of Miriama Young, in relation to the project; was published in The Herald Scotland: http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music-features/zen-and-the-art-of-making-music-1.1028276 Press reviews of the Opera are here: http://miriamayoung.com/reviews/zen-story/ Music: Miriama Young Libretto: Alan Spence Synopsis: A young girl finds herself pregnant. When confronted by her parents she declares the child is a holy man’s. Despite the threat to his reputation and position, he accepts responsibi..

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