Iain Farrington

Pianist, organist, composer, arranger

Leos Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen


This arrangement is now published by Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers. Please contact them for performance and hire details.


Chamber orchestra version for 9 players: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass, harp, percussion (2 timpani, cymbal, triangle, snare drum)


Arrangement first performed at the Ryedale Festival, UK, 2011


Other productions include:


2015 - The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 - The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Connecticut, USA

2018 - Opera Steamboat, Colorado, USA

2019 - Barnes Festival, London, UK


Opera Magazine, October 2011:

"Iain Farrington conducted his own inspired reduction of the score to only nine instruments. But you would hardly have known that this was not Janacek's own. It danced and glided as if straight from Moravia: folk elements of the original seemed to emerge more clearly than ever. The chamber-music feel suited the intimacy of the production and no doubt the budget too.”


Listen to orchestral extracts here:


Act 1 opening (2’56)

Act 1 end of scene 1 (3’04)

Act 1 scene 2 opening (1’58)

Act 3 opening (2’11)

Act 3 interlude (3’31)