Arranged for small orchestra
Composition date: Feb 1941
Date notes

britten's arrangement was made for Lincoln Kirstein's ballet company and used for the first time on 11 February 1941. It was used again when the company visited Covent Garden in 1946. See Letters from a Life, volume 2, p. 912.

Genre: Arrangement
Stage work
Performing forces:

2 fl (II=picc), 2 ob, 2 cl in A and B flat, 2 bn - 2 hn, 2 tpt in B flat and C, trbn - timp, perc (trgl, sd) - harp - str


The score was believed missing for many years, but in 2013 the score resurfaced in the American Ballet Theatre's warehouse in Secaucus, New Jersey.