Instrumentation

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

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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

Olicantus

German premiere of O Hototogisu

Schauspiel Cologne - Depot 2 (Cologne, Germany)

Members of Gürzenich Orchester, Christian Karlsen

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