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Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1922. Plate 31007.
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"Tanz der Holzpuppen" ('Dance of the Wooden Dolls') pages 11−13
||Weihnachtsmärchen mit Gesang und Tanz in drei Bildern von Hedwig Michel und Franziska Becker
|Year/Date of Composition
||1922-12-13 — Darmstadt [orchestral suite only]
||1922 – Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne
||Hedwig Michel (1892–1982) and Franziska Becker (1874–1942)
||1 hour 15 minutes
||Voices (and speaking), chorus, and orchestra
- Master Tuttifant, a wood carver
Tuttifäntchen, a wooden puppet
Trudel, the master's sister
Neighbors (Stoffel, Klaus, Hannes) (spoken)
Children (Grete / Fritz / Lene) (spoken)
The Mayor (spoken)
The Confectioner (Spoken)
The Waffle Seller (Spoken)
The Fruit Women (Spoken)
- Chorus (SATB)
- Children, Village People, Neighbors, Wooden Puppet
- flute (also piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon
timpani, percussion (1 player), strings
- snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, tambourine, glockenspiel
MusicWeb review of cpo recording of Complete Incidental Music
Premiere - as ballet? (Costumer mentioned, which seems irrelevant to a suite-only performance) (See Hindemith Foundation link.)
Closer to a "play with music", as described @ MusicWeb & Wikipedia, than an opera. "Weihnachtsmärchen" according to Hindemith.