Favola in Musica II - after Monteverdi's Madrigal O Sia tranquillo il Mare


chamber ensemble of 3 players
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
ob.ssax.perc(1): Thai gong/bell plate/steel pan/2 tam-t/2 spring coil

Commissioned by Melinda Maxwell

First Performance
17.4.92, BBC Maida Vale, London: Melinda Maxwell/JohnHarle/Simon Limbrick

Playing score 0-571-80062-7 on sale

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'Favola in Musica II' reviews

‘John Woolrich’s Favola in Musica II, a ‘retelling’ of the madrigal ‘O sia tranquillo il mare’ by saxophone, oboe, and percussion, explored a Monteverdian speciality: two-voice twinning now imitative, then in step; now in poignantly pressed discord, then in chains of sweet euphony. And it explores the eloquent gestures and emotional tensions of the word-inspired melody divorced from the text.’ The Observer (Andrew Porter) January 1994 Read more

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