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The Soldier’s Tale

soldiers tale with threeby Igor Stravinsky

The Soldier’ Tale was written during World War I by composer Igor Stravinsky and Swiss poet and novelist C.F. Ramuz.  Inspired by Russian stories, it is a Faust-like tale in which a soldier eventually looses his soul to the Devil.

Written for a “portable” ensemble of seven instruments and three actors, this piece is produced in cooperation with a local orchestra or university music department.   Doug Berky provides and directs the acting ensemble.  The characters are masked and the story unfolds in a dramatic style fitting Stravinsky’s music.  In previous productions of “The Soldier’s Tale” Doug  has worked with conductor Dr. Steven Ward, professor of conducting at Abilene Christian University, and actors including, Thomas and Sherry Ward, actors and former faculty at Baylor University, and professional movement theatre artist Bob Berky.  For more information contact Loyd Artists.

© 2008 David Hynds