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HENKILÖT – CHARACTERS Kullervo Kimmo Äiti – Kullervo’s Mother Kalervo Sisar – Kullervo’s Sister Sepän nuori vaimo – Blacksmith’s young wife Metsästäjä – The hunter Unto Unton vaimo – Unto’s wife Sokea Laulaja – The Blind Singer Tiera 1. mies – first man 2. mies – second man Piika – Serving woman

baritone lyric tenor dramatic soprano bass baritone high soprano mezzo soprano tenor baritone contralto middle range voice bass tenor baritone mute role

Sekakuoro – Mixed chorus


Flutes (3rd doubling Piccolo) Oboes (3rd doubling English Horn in F) Clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling Clarinet in E flat, 3rd doubling Bass Clarinet in B flat) Bassoons (3rd doubling Contrabassoon)

4 Horns in F 3 Trumpets in B flat 3 Trombones in C Tuba Timpani Percussion: (3 players: 3 tom-toms, 3 wood-blocks, 3 bongos, marimba, vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Campanelle, crotali, tamburo militare, tamburo piccolo, cassa rullante, gran cassa, cantagnette, claves, triangolo, piatti, piatti sospesi: piccolo-mezzo-grande, tam-tam grande)

Harp Synthesizer: Yamaha DX7 digital synthesizer with 15 pre-programmed voices, or personal computer with attached MIDI keyboard (software required: Logic 8 and Mainstage) Strings

DURATIONS Scene 1 Scene 2 Entr’acte Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5 Scene 6 Epilogue

27’ 22’ 8’ 20’ 14’ 16’ 23’ 10’

NOTATION normal song ‘Sprechgesang’ speech at approximate pitch rhythmical speech

Sallinen KULLERVO Act I  

Opera; Full score; Novello;; 11575