Shakespeare Music

Peter Maxwell Davies

Year

1964


Duration

11'


Movements

I. Intrada; II. Pavan; III. Galliard; IV. Miserere; V. Corrento; VI. Passamezzo; VII. Alman


Instrumentation

alto flute (=piccolo), oboe, clarinet in A and Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon (=contrabassoon), horn, trombone, percussion, guitar, viola, double bass


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Commission

BBC for the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth


Premiere

London, BBC Concert Hall, 8 December 1964: Portia Ensemble, John Carewe (cond.)


Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes


Source

composer homepage;