Instrumentation

1.0.2(Eb & Bb cl).bcl.ca.ssax.dbsn - 2.1.1.btrbn.1 - perc(3): 3 hihat.cym/2 xyl/guero/2 SD/3 susp.cym/3 jingles/picc SD/pedal BD/BD/4 tom-t/hyoshigi/siz.cym/2 claves/cast - clavinet

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Programme Notes

'Between the Hammer and the Anvil' is a twenty-five minute fantasy for seventeen instruments: seven woodwind, six brass, three percussion and a clavinet. The piece switches between brittle toccatas, musical widgets, chorales and something dark and carnivalesque. The piece was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta.

© John Woolrich

Between the Hammer and the Anvil

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen