The Excursions of Mr Brouček (Janáček, Leoš)

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Arranger Roman Veselý (1879-1933), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1919. Plate U.E. 6185.
Reprinted Vienna: Universal Edition, 1947 (notice of renewal.)
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Work Title The Excursions of Mr Brouček
Alternative. Title Výlety páně Broučkovy
Composer Janáček, Leoš
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Parts
The Excursion of Mr Brouček to the 15th Century (1917. 1 Act)
The Excursion of Mr Brouček to the Moon (1908-20. 1 Act)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908–17, revised 1917–20
First Performance. 1920-04-23 - Prague, National Theatre
First Publication. 1919
Librettist Viktor Dyk (1877-1931) and Frantisek Serafinský Procházka (1861-1939)
after Svatopluk Čech (1846-1908)
Language Czech
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Orchestra
4 flutes (3 also piccolos), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (in B, 1 also E clarinet),
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (1 player: glockenspiel, bells, xylophone, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam),
celesta, glass harmonica, harp, strings.
On-stage ensemble/consort (for "15th-century" only)
2 oboes, bassoon, horn, 3 trumpets, organ, bagpipe.
External Links Wikipedia article
UE page on Excursion to the 15th Century
UE page on Excursion to the Moon

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For the history of the combined opera, see Wikipedia.