The piece is scored for a relatively full orchestra.
There is also a chamber version for smaller orchestra,
though of course I like the full version better.
Happy Prince (tenor or baritone)
Swallow/Narrator/Everything Else (alto or mezzo soprano)
full string section
percussion (see below)
double bass (with C extension)
2 clarinets (one doubling on bass clarinet)
The range of the female voice is from the G below middle C
to the G-sharp an octave and a half above middle C.
The range of the male voice is from the B-flat an octave
below middle C to the G-sharp above middle C.
I tried to write the percussion parts in such a way that
a single percussionist could do everything by switching
around. Each section of the piece uses only a few items.
The full percussion list:
chimes (Bb, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, G, A -- I think I can rework the low Bb and B if need be)
typewriter (or rim shot, bell and guiro)