Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Down by the Greenwood Side

  • A Dramatic Pastoral (1968/1969)
  • 1 0 1 1 - 0 0 1 0 - perc(1), cornet, euph, vln(1), vc(1)
  • Duration: 30’
  • Instrumentation details:
    fl (+ picc, Afl), cl(Bb) (+ cl(Eb), bass cl), bs (+ cbsn) - cornet(Bb), tbn, Euph - perc(1), vln(1), vc(1)
  • Roles: Mrs. Green, soprano Father Christmas / St. George / Bold Slasher / Dr. Blood, speaker Jack Finney, mime
  • Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
  • Librettist: Michael Nyman
  • Commission: Commissioned by Ian Hunter for the Brighton Festival Society

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World première

Brighton (GB)
David Atherton

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