Instrumentation

picc.2.2.2.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(2): t.bells/cyms/tam-t/vib/BD/susp.cym/tamb/SD/TD - harp - strings

Availability

Score 0-571-50574-0 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes

Malcolm Arnold Four Cornish Dances The Cornish people have a highly developed sense of humour. Many are sea-faring folk, and it is a land of male voice choirs, brass bands, Methodism, May Days, and Moody and Sankey hymns. The Cornish, despite, or even because of, their great sense of independence have been ruthlessly exploited. The deserted engine houses of the tin and copper mines bear silent witness to this, and these ruins radiate a strange and sad beauty. I hope some of these things are present in this music, which is Cornish through the eyes of a “furrener”. Malcolm Arnold

Four Cornish Dances

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Sean Shibe, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Bernard Haitink

Four Cornish Dances

Oasis Academy Shirley Park (Croydon, United Kingdom)

Croydon Youth Orchestra, Chris McMullen-Laird

Four Cornish Dances

Union Colony Civic Center (Greeley, CO, USA)

Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra

Four Cornish Dances

2nd dance only

No Venue (Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany)

Orchester der TU Braunschweig, Markus Ludke

Four Cornish Dances

2nd dance only

No Venue (Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany)

Orchester der TU Braunschweig, Markus Ludke