Premiered in London on December 5, 1916.
|Composer's Note |
This piece is intended for performance in the open air, or else in a small building.
When performed out of doors there should be a long avenue or path through a wood in the centre of the scene.
When a curtain is used, it should be raised before the voice of Death is heard. However, no curtain is necessary.
The orchestra consists of two string quartets, a contra-bass, two flutes, and an English Horn.
There is also a hidden chorus of female voices.