The Shires Suite

Michael Tippett

Year

1965-1970


Duration

18'


Movements

I. Prologue: Soomer is icoomen in; II. Interlude I; III. Cantata; IV. Interlude II; V. Epilogue: Non nobis Domine


Instrumentation

SATB chorus - 3(III=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.2(II=dbn) - 4.4.3.1 - timp-6perc-cel-pft-egtr-hrp-not more than 4 tiny hunting horns - strgs


Genre

Guitar in the Orchestra


Premiere

Cheltenham, United Kingdom, Cheltenham Festival, 8 July 1970: Leicester Schools Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tippett (cond.)


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

Schott website; BMIC website;