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Programme Notes

'The iron cockerel sings' is a short, fast, brightly-coloured collage of inventions written for the same instrumentation as Janacek's 'Mladi' (wind quintet plus bass clarinet). The title comes from the autobiographical writings of the master of 'Art Brut', Adolf Wolfli, ‘writer, poet, draftsman, composer’.

© John Woolrich

The iron cockerel sings

Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London, United Kingdom)

student ensemble

The iron cockerel sings

Aldeburgh Parish Church (Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Britten Sinfonia

The iron cockerel sings

No Venue (Paxos, Greece)

Festival Ensemble

The iron cockerel sings

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Composers' Ensemble

The iron cockerel sings

Waterfront Hall (Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)

Composers Ensemble