Under Hamelin Hill

(1992)

by Thomas Adès

Description
chamber organ (1-3 players)
Duration
8
Genres
Organ
Commission

Commissioned by Charles Armstrong and The Gentlemen of St John's

First Performance
29.7.1992, Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Ely, UK: Thomas Ad├Ęs/Charles Armstrong/James Martin
Availability

Score on special sale from the Hire Library

Programme Notes

Based on the story of the Pied Piper, Under Hamelin Hill is an exuberant invention for chamber organ: the Preambulum a right-hand moto perpetuo over punchy, teasing rhythms for the left hand; the Fuga a surprise as two further players, drawn by the piping, come on to join the first players; the Arietta a long, descending sigh over mysterious rumbles.

© Andrew Porter

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