Si Va Facendo Notte


by John Woolrich

clarinet and string ensemble of 11 players
Solo Instrument with Ensemble, String Ensemble, String Orchestra
strings (6 vln.2 vla.2 vlc.db)
Commissioned by to celebrate the Mozart European Journey Project by the Barbican Centre on behalf of the Corporation of the City of London
First Performance
6.2.92, Salzburg Mozart Acadeum, Austria: Guildhall String Ensemble/Anthony Pay

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‘Woolrich’s voice emerged in the fascinating juxtaposition of primary sources among themselves, and in their relation to the present. The first intimation came halfway through, when a humble minuet took on a wickedly Mahlerian scowl. Then, in a concluding elegy floating on a sea of extended tonality, eighteenth and nineteenth century idioms were resolved in an atmosphere of high expressive tension.’ The Independent (Nicholas Williams), 1 May 1992 Read more

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