This opus number was originally assigned to A.M.D.G. (Aug 1939), but was transferred to Paul Bunyan in 1976.
See individual movements and 'Discarded numbers' for details of the revisions.
Mordecai Bauman Narrator, Milton Warchoff Voice of Paul Bunyan, William Hess Johnny Inkslinger, Helen Marshall Tiny, Charles Cammock Hot Biscuit Slim, Clifford Jackson Sam Sharkey, Eugene Bonham Ben Benny, Bliss Woodward Hel Helson, Ben Carpens Andy Anderson, Lewis Pierce Pete Peterson, Ernest Holcombe Jen Jenson, Walter Graf Cross Crosshaulson, Leonard Stocker John Shears, Henry Bauman Western Union boy, Pauline Kleinhesselink Fido, Harriet Greene Moppet, Augusta Dorn Poppet, Ben Carpens, Eugene Bonham, Adelaide van Wey, Ernest Holcome Quartet of the defeated, Chorus from New York Schola Cantorum, [Orchestra from Columbia University Department of Music]
Milton Smith prod, John W. Love design, Stuart Machlin lighting, Hugh Ross cond
Cast and orchestra
Principals: Narrator bar or ten, Voice of Paul Bunyan spkr, Johnny Inkslinger ten, Tiny sop, Hot Biscuit Slim ten, Sam Sharkey ten, Ben Benny bass, Hel Helson bar, Fido, a dog sop, Moppet, a cat mez, Poppet, a cat mez, Andy Anderson ten, Pet Peterson ten, Jen Jenson bass, Cross Crosshaulson bass, John Shears bar, Western Union boy ten, Quartet of the defeated contr, ten, bar, bass, Four cronies of Hel Helson bar, Heron, Moon, Wind, Beetle, Squirrel spkrs, Three wild geese sop, mez, mez (Prologue only: these roles may be doubled with those of Fido and the two cats)
Chorus of old trees (SATB), Four young trees (SSTT), Lumberjacks, Farmers and Frontier women
Orchestra: 2 fl (II=picc), ob, 2 cl in B flat (II=alto sax), bass cl, bn - 2 hn, 2 tpt in C, 2 trbn, tuba - timp (=perc), perc (trgl, cymb, susp cymb, sd, bd, wb, td, xyl, glock, tamb, gong, vibr, coconut shells) - harp, pf (=cel) - str
Prologue & Act I: 66 mins;
Act II: 48 mins
This work was originally performed in 1941, then revised much later for a performance at Snape Maltings in 1976. Prior to that, a concert performance of some extracts was given in June 1974.