Envoi

(1997)

by John Woolrich

Description
chamber ensemble of 7 players
Duration
8
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation
afl.bcl - perc(1): mar/log drums/BD - pno -vln.vla.vlc
Commission
Written for the Composers Ensemble
First Performance
10.06.1997, Henry Wood Hall, London: Paul Silverthorne & friends
Availability

Score 0-571-51927-X on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes
'Envoi' is a short concertante for viola and six mostly soft and dark instruments (alto flute, bass clarinet, marimba, log drums…) There are four sections: the first comes pattering out of silence, the third is a tiny mechanism and the second and fourth are songs for the viola. I wrote Envoi in 1997 in memory of Mary Silverthorne. John Woolrich

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