The World is Discovered

Six instrumental movements after Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)

Harrison Birtwistle

Year

1961


Duration

12'


Instrumentation

flute (2), oboe, cor anglais, 2 clarinet (II= basset horn or bass clarinet), horn (2), bassoon (2), harp, guitar


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Dedication

Peter Maxwell Davies


Commission

Tonus Musical Promotions (Anthony Friese-Green)


Premiere

London, United Kingdom, Recital Room, Royal Festival Hall, 5 March 1961: Portia Wind Ensemble, with Marie Goossens and John Williams, guitar, James Verity (cond.)


Publisher

Universal Edition


Source

Universal Edition website; composer catalog (UE);