THE ANNUNCIATION op.287 (August 1979)

Ballet in one act choreographed by Robert North
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: London Contemporary Dance Theatre
Instrumentation: 6va 6vc cb 1pc timp pno
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Duration: 22 mins
First Performance: LCDT, Jerusalem, August 1979
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Choreographed and directed by Robert North with music adapted from the score for the film 'Stronger than the Sun' (see op.254),


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...a moving and impressive interpretation of the life of Christ, to a haunting score by Howard Blake, in which Patrick Harding-Irmer, crucified, recalls Grunewald's altar-piece..

Sunday Telegraph, 2/12/1979

Cathy Lewis as a poignant Mary and Patrick Harding-Irmer as Christ headed an outstanding cast. Howard Blake's sonorous score also triumphed.

Ian Woodward, Evening Standard, 29/11/1979

Related Works

'*STRONGER THAN THE SUN' op.254 (October 1977)
The score for the TV film written by Stephen Poliakoff

Related Autobiography Chapters

Israel, The Piano Quartet, The Remarkable Rocket, The New National Songbook (1974)
Ridley Scott's 'The Duellists','Stronger than the sun' & 'Leda and the Swan' (1977)
The Snowman Ballet, The Snowman Stage Show and 'The Land of Counterpane' (1993)

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