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Birtwistle, HarrisonThe Woman and the Hare (1999) 15'
for soprano, reciter and ensemble

Music Text  
David Harsent (E)

Scoring
2fl(I=picc,II=bfl).cl(=Ebcl)-perc(1):vib/glsp/2congas-cel-2vln.vla.vlc.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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

World Premiere
3/9/1999
Purcell Room, London
Claron McFadden, soprano/Julia Watson, narrator / Nash Ensemble / Lionel Friend


Press Quotes  
"In The Woman and the Hare the text is shared between a soprano and a female reciter, each with her own musical speed. The relationship between the two elements constantly shifts, the soprano's ravishing contributions punctuate the speaker's delivery, sometimes taking off from an immediate idea, sometimes looping back to dwell upon an earlier image, and gradually filling out an expressive canvas that seems far larger than a 15-minute work can encompass."
The Guardian

Recommended Recording
Claron McFadden / Julia Watson / Nash Ensemble / Martyn Brabbins
(p) and (c) 2002 Black Box Music Limited
Black Box BBM 1046

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