Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz. This popular work for unison or two-part voices and piano with optional bass and drums opens with a splendid storm, above which God can be heard muttering about the irritations he finds with mankind. Following the Old Testament story God then instructs Noah how to build the ark and select animals. In a profusion of fine solos and lively choruses we learn about the difficulty of living under hatches and the eventual drying-out of the world. Suggestions for vocal solos given in the score. Ideas for semi-dramatic effects or stagings suggest themselves. 26 mins.