Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Prologue

Sir Harrison Birtwistle Prologue
Prologue

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Prologue

Year of composition:
1971
Scored for:
for tenor and 7 instruments
Composer:
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Text author:
Aeschylus
Translator:
Philip Vellacott
Soloists:
tenor
Instrumentation:
bsn, hn, tpt(2), tbn, vln, db
Instrumentation details:
bassoon
horn in F
1st trumpet in Bb
2nd trumpet in Bb
trombone
violin
contrabass
Commission:
Commissioned by the 1971 English Bach Festival for Philip Langridge and the London Sinfonietta
Duration:
5’20”
Dedication:
Dedicated "to Michael and Aet" (nyman) "on the occasion of Molly"
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World première

Location:
Oxford
Date:
18.04.1971
Orchestra:
London Sinfonietta

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