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Maxwell Davies, PeterEight Songs for a Mad King (1969) 33'
Music-theatre work for male voice and ensemble

Music Text  
Text by Randolph Stow and George III (E,F,G)

Scoring
fl(=picc).cl-perc(1): railway whistle/SD/2susp.cym/foot cyms/2wdbl/ BD/chains/ratchet/tom-t/tam-t/tamb/rototoms/toy bird-calls/2tpl.bl/ wind chimes/crot/sleigh bells/glsp/steel bars/crow/didgeridoo- pft(=hpd,dulcimer)-vln.vlc.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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


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World Premiere
4/22/1969
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Roy Hart, voice / Pierrot Players / Peter Maxwell Davies


Recommended Recording
Julius Eastman, The Fires of London, Peter Maxwell Davies
Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9052

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