LIBRETTOAdapted from the Langston Hughes poem by
Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter
3 Reeds (flutes, clarinets, saxophones); 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone; Tuba/Bass; Piano, Banjo, Drum Set/Percussion; Solo Bass-Baritone; SATB Chorus
PERUSAL SCOREAvailable by request only (see CONTACT page).
CLICK TO WATCH/LISTEN
The Black Clown is a music-theatrical experience that fuses vaudeville, gospel, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Langston Hughes’ searing verse to life onstage and animate a Black man’s resilience against a legacy of oppression.
For more background into the genesis and mission of the work:
A Multitude of Voices — Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter in conversation with Ryan McKittrick.