Music by Virgil Thomson (various passages from his Cello Concerto, Symphony on a Hymn Tune, and The Mother of Us All)
Choreography by Agnes de Mille
Scenery and costumes by Lemuel Ayres
Lighting by Peggy Clark

World Premiere: Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 10/1/52
Original Cast: I. Birth - Liane Plane (Girl), Gemze de Lappe (Mother)
II. Games - Ruth Ann Koesun (Child), Kelly Brown (Boy)
III. The Harvest - Gemze de Lappe (Woman), Liane Plane (Friend), Jenny Workman (Child Grown Up), Kelly Brown (Young Man)

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