Gentle Violence

Judith Weir

Year

1987


Duration

8'


Movements

I. Step up to form Seven Stars; II. Backstepping Monkey; III. Fair Lady throws the Shuttle; IV. Bending Bow to shoot Tiger; V. Wild Horse flinging its Mane; VI. Play the P'I Pa; VII. As if Shut Up


Instrumentation

piccolo, guitar


Genre

Chamber Music


Commission

Clive Conway and Gerald Garcia with funds from the Arts Council


Premiere

London, United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall, 10 April 1987: Clive Conway, piccolo / Gerald Garcia, guitar


Publisher

Chester Music and to Novello & Co. Ltd.


Comment

Based on the postures of the Chinese martial art Tai Chi Chuan.


Source

Music Sales Classical website; BMIC website;