Instrumentation

sop(=claves/tam-t/bamboo chimes/ant.cym) - cl(=bcl) -pno(=2 wdbl/whistle) - vln.vlc

Availability

Score (fp) 55389 3 and parts (fp) 55394 X on sale

Programme Notes

Harlequinade was commissioned by Washington Arts Centre with funds provided by Northern Arts. It was written in 1983 and first performed by Elaine Barry and Lontano in May 1984. There are four songs, versions of original Commedia dell’Arte texts: 1 Music in the Moon 2 Harlequin’s description of the burning of Troy 3 Harlequin on love and marriage 4 The Emperor of the Moon Small forces are used to give the impression of a slightly over-loaded pit band.

© John Woolrich

Harlequinade

London College of Music (London, United Kingdom)

Abigail Gorton & friends

Harlequinade

Concert Recorded as part Cheltenham Festival

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Composers Ensemble

Harlequinade

Pittville Pump Room (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom)

Composers Ensemble, Diego Masson, Lucy Shelton

Harlequinade

The Point (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom)

Michael Rafferty, Music Theatre Wales Ensemble

Harlequinade

Almeida Theatre (London, United Kingdom)

Composers Ensemble, Markus Stenz