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Swinton Jig

COMPOSER: Peter Maxwell Davies
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT TYPE: Score
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Orchestra
Peter Maxwell Davies’ Swinton Jig was inspired by his youth spent in Salford. These variations on a traditional melody portray the community spirit during wartime and the impromptu concerts and dances held within theairshelters. The instrumentation reflects this, with banjos, bells, bones and
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Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Orchestra
Product Type Score
Instrument Group Orchestra
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 2002
Genre Classical
ISBN 9780711991248
Style Period Post 1901
No. Pages 38
No. MUSCH63723
Description
Peter Maxwell Davies’ Swinton Jig was inspired by his youth spent in Salford. These variations on a traditional melody portray the community spirit during wartime and the impromptu concerts and dances held within theairshelters. The instrumentation reflects this, with banjos, bells, bones and horns, and even an out of tune upright piano! This work was commissioned by the BBC and first performed in November 1998 by the BBC Philharmonic.Inminiature pocket score format.
Songlist
  • 1. Swinton Jig
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