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Winterfold

COMPOSER: Peter Maxwell Davies
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Softcover]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Vocal
For mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble (including bass clarinet in B flat), with words by George Mackay Brown. Winterfold was first performed in January 1987 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, by The Fires ofLondonwith Mary Thomas, conducted by the composer. This is a setting of the George Mackay
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Composer Peter Maxwell Davies
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Mezzo Soprano and Ensemble
Product Type Book [Softcover]
Instrument Group Vocal
Style Period Post 1901
Year of Publication 1999
Genre Classical
ISBN 9780711919686
Style Period Post 1901
No. Pages 24
No. MUSCH55869
Description
For mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble (including bass clarinet in B flat), with words by George Mackay Brown.
Winterfold was first performed in January 1987 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, by The Fires ofLondonwith Mary Thomas, conducted by the composer.

This is a setting of the George Mackay Brown poem ‘The Keeper of the Midnight Gate’, from his collection ‘Winterfold’. The work is based on the Liber Usualis Christmasplainsong‘Hodie nobis caelorum Rex’, but in a more interesting Portugese variant, from a manuscript source.

Score (miniature). Duration c. 11mins.

Songlist
  • 1. Winterfold
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