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Il Rozzo Martello

COMPOSER: Peter Maxwell Davies
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Mixed Choir
Il Rozzo Martello for unaccompanied choir SATB, by Peter Maxwell Davies, was commissioned by BBC Radio 3. It was first performed on 14th August 1997 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, by the BBC Singers conducted by StephenCleobury. A Michaelangelo sonnet lies at the heart of Il Rozzo Martello - a
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Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation SATB
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Mixed Choir
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2000
Genre Classical
EAN 5020679518403
Style Period Post 1901
Voicing SATB
No. Pages 30
No. MUSCH61506
Description
Il Rozzo Martello for unaccompanied choir SATB, by Peter Maxwell Davies, was commissioned by BBC Radio 3. It was first performed on 14th August 1997 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, by the BBC Singers conducted by StephenCleobury. A Michaelangelo sonnet lies at the heart of Il Rozzo Martello - a contemplation on the process of artistic creation and the role of inspiration within it, the sculptor's 'crude hammer' - of the title, in Davies's words,'a pale echo of the creative efforts of exploring the same theme and similar imagery'. This introduction is distinguished from the setting of Michaelangelo's test by adopting a plainsong style, although it builds to a climax withprogressively rich harmony Duration: c 12 minutes.
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