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Maxwell Davies, Peter: Miss Donnithorne's Maggot (1974) 32'
Music-theatre work for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

Music Text

Text by Randolph Stow (E,F,G)

Scoring

fl(=picc,afl).cl-perc(1):2susp.cym/BD/tpl.bl/4wdbl/tam-t/ football rattle/SD/bell tree/BD and cym with foot pedal/sandpaper/ glass wind chimes/police whistle/bosun's whistle/chamois leather rubbed on glass/balloon to pop/thunder sheet(tam-t)/glsp/marimba/crot -pft(=balloon)-vln.vlc-4metronomes set in motion by the players

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

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World Premiere

09/03/1974
Town Hall, Adelaide
Mary Thomas, mezzo-soprano / The Fires of London / Peter Maxwell Davies

Recommended Recording

Mary Thomas, The Fires of London, Peter Maxwell Davies
Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9052

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