Instrumentation

2 fl.2 bcl(I=cl) - 2 hn - perc(2): vib/t.bells - cel - harp - 2 vln.vla.vlc.db

Availability

Score 0571524311 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes

This very gentle and simple piece was written as a surprise 50th birthday gift for my great friend and colleague, Oliver Knussen. Scored for a mellow group of 15 players - including prominent parts for ‘cello solo and a pair of bass clarinets - its first performance was given by the London Sinfonietta (under my baton) on 12th June 2002.

© George Benjamin

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Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA, USA)

Boston Conservatory, Vimbayi Kaziboni

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Majestic Theater (Gettysburg, PA, USA)

Gettysburg College, Vimbayi Kaziboni

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The Orpheum (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Gordon Gerrard

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Harris Concert Hall (Aspen, CO, USA)

Aspen Music Festival & School, Sydney Hodkinson

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No Venue (Schwaz, Tirol, Austria)

George Benjamin, International Ensemble Modern Academy