Favola in Musica II - after Monteverdi's Madrigal O Sia tranquillo il Mare


by John Woolrich

chamber ensemble of 3 players
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
ob.ssax.perc(1): Thai gong/bell plate/steel pan/2 tam-t/2 spring coil

Commissioned by Melinda Maxwell

First Performance
17.4.92, BBC Maida Vale, London: Melinda Maxwell/JohnHarle/Simon Limbrick

Playing score 0-571-80062-7 on sale

Licensing Information

News & Reviews

'Favola in Musica II' reviews

‘John Woolrich’s Favola in Musica II, a ‘retelling’ of the madrigal ‘O sia tranquillo il mare’ by saxophone, oboe, and percussion, explored a Monteverdian speciality: two-voice twinning now imitative, then in step; now in poignantly pressed discord, then in chains of sweet euphony. And it explores the eloquent gestures and emotional tensions of the word-inspired melody divorced from the text.’ The Observer (Andrew Porter) January 1994 Read more

Site Search

Newsletter sign-up

Submit your email address here to receive the latest news and special offers from Faber Music

Score Availability

It is possible in certain circumstances to purchase some scores direct from the Hire Library, even if advertised as available only for hire.

Please Contact the Hire Library:
Tel: +44 (0)1279 828907 / 8
Email: hire@fabermusic.com

Take a look

Julian Anderson

 'Anderson really is a composer to cherish’  The Times  ‘...one of the most...

read more