Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (2nd Flute doubling Piccolo), 2Oboes (2nd Oboe doubling English Horn), 2 Clarinets in Bb (2nd Clarinet doubling Bass Clarinet in Bb), 2 Bassoons (2nd Bassoon doubling Contrabassoon),
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in C,
Percussion: 1 Player (Snare drum, Marimba, Slapstick, Xylophone, Suspended cymbal, Bass drum, Tam-tam, Tubular bells, 1 Timpani, Whistle),
1 Coloratura Soprano,
6 Viloin I, 5 Violin II, 4 Violas, 4 Violoncellos, 2 Contrabasses,
1 Solo Trumpet in C
There is acrobatic and emotional performance of the Coloratura Soprano. There is also thrill, illusion and nostalgia in this work.
But… all is just a farce.