by Thomas Adès

large orchestra
Full Orchestra
3(II+III=picc.III=bfl).3( ad lib).3(I+II=Bb+A.II=bcl.III=cbcl).3(III=cbsn) – 4.3(III=ptpt).2.btrbn.1 – perc(6): 5 or 6 timp/3 or 4 rototom/5 finger drum or bongo/2 bell plate/tuned c.bells/4 t.bells/ch.cym/2 hi-hat/3 tins/geophone/2 water gong/2 ratchet/washboard/11 tuned gong/2 susp.cym/choke.cym/2 SD/sandpaper blocks/bag of metal knives & forks/glsp/cyms/BD/crot/BD+pedal – harp – keyboards(2): I=grand pno/upright pno.II=upright pno (tuned ¼ tone flat)/grand pno/cel – strings (

Commissioned by the John Feeney Charitable Trust for the CBSO

First Performance
1.10.1997, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Simon Rattle

Score 0-571-51863-X on sale, parts for hire

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