Stealing a March

(2000)

by John Woolrich

Description
chamber ensemble of 17 players
Duration
7
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation
1(=picc).1.Ebcl.1 - 2110 - perc(2): taiko/susp.cym/hi-hat/ch.cym/sleigh bells/tam-t/tin cans - pno - harp - 2 vln.vla.vlc.db
Commission

Commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia

First Performance
9.2.01, UK, Corn Exchange, Cambridge: Britten Sinfonia/Rumon Gamba
Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia, 'Stealing a March', a seven-minute caprice for seventeen instruments, is a belated tribute to that great exemplar Frank Zappa. It is a strutting march broken up by fragments of songs and chorales and ends with a fast, raw unison. John Woolrich

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