Another snippet from the new opera, The Boats: To The Bank. Puns. Irish Rebellions, Ballintubber, Shakespeare. Chorus. Henry V. More on recitative v. aria. The fortunes of campaigning for office. Kick Drum. Dropping Bombs. Bill Bruford.
Roger CortonAnother new snippet. Marching right along.
JC HarrisYou’re such a punster.
RCNot really. So what’s the story?
JCHWell actually, the title is one big pun.
RCI think I get the pun. In the beginning you talk of a river bank, but at the end they marching to a bank where the money is kept.
JCHYes. The story is, again, one of those ‘truths’ I keep talking about. This didn’t literally happen, but it could’ve happened. All the captains and crew are sitting in the bar after the first day of the auction feeling pretty helpless. And one old guy has the nerve to chastise them for taking it all lying down. He […]