Music from a House of Crossed Desires


by John Woolrich

chamber ensemble of 14 players
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
picc(=hand bell).1.Ebcl(=ssax+cl).bcl.cbsn -1(=whistle).1(=whistle).1.1 - perc(2): BD/crot/10 or so tin cans/2 BD/guero/log drum/claves/whip/hand bell - pno(=whistle) - vlc.db
First Performance
5.1.97, UK, Purcell Room, London: Brunel Ensemble/Christopher Austin

Score 0-571-52042-1 on sale, parts for hire

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‘With the short fantasy drawn by John Woolrich from his 1996 chamber opera In the House of Crossed Desires, the return was made to the sphere of the grotesque, with chiming clocks, crashing pots and pans, braying clarinets and growling tuba.’ The Times (Barry Millington), 7 January 1997 Read more

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