Fate's Revenge

Peter Tranchell wrote the music for the ballet "Fate's Revenge" in 1950-51. The CUL archive holdings reveal the work was originally titled "Rebellion at Bath", then "Bunbury Ball". The fullest score in the CUL appears to be a 16-leaf piano score with annotations for orchestration by Geoffrey Corbett.

We will be reviewing and typesetting this score in the near future.

The following information and photograph is derived from the Rambert database.

Based on the poem 'The Rebellion in Bath' by Mr. Goosequill, the ballet was created for the Bath Assembly, but previewed under the title 'Surprise Ballet' on 4 May 1951 at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe.

World premiere: 21 May 1951, Ballet Rambert, Theatre Royal, Bath

Source: Programme and reference files in the Rambert Archive WORK/0151

Fate's Revenge (Paltenghi, 1951): Anne Horn, Margaret Pollen, David Paltenghi, Margaret Hill. Photo © Studio Irwin. RDC/PD/01/151/1
Fate's Revenge (Paltenghi, 1951): Anne Horn, Margaret Pollen, David Paltenghi, Margaret Hill. Photo © Studio Irwin. RDC/PD/01/151/1