Dowlandia

(1997)

by Colin Matthews

Description
John Bull, William Byrd and John Dowland, arranged by Colin Matthews for chamber ensemble of 15 players
Duration
11
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation
1(=afl+picc).1(=ca).bcl(=Ebcl).cbsn(=bsn) - 1.flhn.1.0 - perc(1): BD/TD/tam-t/susp.cym/4 Burmese gongs/glsp - pno - harp - strings
First Performance
18.4.98, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Nicholas Kok
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Programme Notes
Programme Note Dowlandia Five arrangements for 15 players 1. Mr Gillinson's Galiarda (Dr John Bull) 2. Mr Finnissy's Gigg (Mr William Byrd) 3. Mr Payne His Galliard (on the air >Old Crumbly) (John Dowland) 4. Sir John's Galliard (John Dowland) 5. Master William's Fancie (Mr William Byrd) These arrangements of dances, all from around 1600, were made between 1995 and 1997 as birthday presents for friends and colleagues, and in the case of the last one, to celebrate the birth of Mark Anthony Turnage's first son (although it didn't arrive until his first birthday). Some depart more from the originals than others, but all are clearly recognisable. Colin Matthews

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